O come, little children, with hurrying feet

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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

Author: J. C. 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 >

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First Line: O come, little children, with hurrying feet
German Title: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet, o kommet doch all!
Author: J. C. von Schmid
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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