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The First Christmas

Once a little baby lay Cradled on the fragrant hay

Author: Emilie Poulsson
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once a little baby lay,
Cradled in the fragrant hay,
Long ago on Christmas.
Stranger bed a babe ne’er found,
Wond’ring cattle stood around,
Long ago on Christmas.

2 By the shining vision taught,
Shepherds for the children sought,
Long ago on Christmas.
Guided in a star-lit way,
Wise men came their gifts to pay,
Long ago on Christmas.

3 And today the whole glad earth
Praises God for that Child’s birth
Long ago on Christmas.
For the Light, the Truth, the Way,
Came to bless the earth that day,
Long ago on Christmas.

Source: Hymns and Carols #19

Author: Emilie Poulsson

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Text Information

First Line: Once a little baby lay Cradled on the fragrant hay
Title: The First Christmas
Author: Emilie Poulsson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 11 of 11)
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Beginner and Primary Songs for use in Sunday School and the Home #86

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Hymns and Carols #19

Hymns and Songs #d25

Hymns and Songs IV #ad25

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Junior Carols #17

Songs for Children #d98

Songs for Children, a Collection of Hymns and Other Songs ... #d94

Songs for Little Children #d28

Songs of Praise for Schools #d50

The Children Sing #d108

The Primary Song book #d83

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