O Come, Little Children

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1 O come, little children; come one and come all,
O come to the manger in Bethlehem's stall,
And see what our Father in heaven above
Has sent to all people on earth with his love.

2 O see in the manger so meek and so mild,
O see in the soft light the heavenly Child,
In swaddling clothes folded, his beauty more sweet
Than angels, whose voices his lowly birth greet.

3 His bed, little children, a manger with hay;
His Mother and Joseph in ecstasy pray,
The shepherds in wonder their glad worship bring,
While chorus of angels sweet Glorias sing.

Source: Breaking Bread (Vol. 39) #90

Author: Christoph von Schmid

Johann Christoph von Schmidt DT Germany 1768-1854. Born at Dinkelsbuhl, Bavaria, Germany, the oldest of nine children and son of a civil servant who worked for the Teutonic Order, he received private lessons in the monastery and attended Catholic Latin school for two years, then attended the Dillingen high school, afterward tutoring for a wealthy family. He enrolled in the Episcopal University in Dillingen and studied philosphy for two years, then theology for four years. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1791. He served as parish vicar in Nassenbeuren, then chaplain at Seeg. In 1796, when he was placed as the head of a large school in Thannhausen, where he taught for many years. From 1816-1826 he was parish priest at Obersta… Go to person page >

Translator: Melanie Schute

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Text Information

First Line: O come, little children, O come, one and all (Schute)
Title: O Come, Little Children
German Title: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, o kommet doch all
Author: Christoph von Schmid (1794)
Translator: Melanie Schute (alt.)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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