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O come, little children, with hurrying feet

Representative Text

1 O come, little children, with hurrying feet;
To Bethlehem hasten, a Baby to greet.
God shows His great kindness on this holy night,
By sending the Christ-child to bring us delight.

2 He lies in a manger, the beautiful Boy,
His mother and father bend o’er Him with joy;
Some shepherds kneel praying, their hearts full of love;
The song of the angels floats down from above.

3 See, out from the manger there streams a clear light,
That scatters the darkness and shines through the night;
The face of the Baby who lies in that glow
Is fairer and brighter than angels, we know.

4 O kneel like the shepherds, your hands fold in prayer,
Give thanks, little children, for Jesus so fair;
We’ll join with the angels, our voices we’ll raise,
And sing to our Father a glad song of praise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8501

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First Line: O come, little children, with hurrying feet
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8501
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The Cyber Hymnal #8501

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