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Long ago on Christmas day

Once a mother sweet and mild

Author: Ada Taylor Dawes
Tune: [Once a mother sweet and mild]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once a mother sweet and mild
Watched a little sleeping child,
Cradled in a bed of hay,
Long ago on Christmas day.

Carol, children, carol!
Carol sweet and low!
The Christ Child dear
For us came here,
On Christmas long ago.

2 Opening His wondering eyes
Under starry Syrian skies,
Smiled this Baby as He lay,
Long ago on Christmas day. [Refrain]

3 Love divine shone in His face,
Brightening all the humble place,
That rude stable where He lay,
Long ago on Christmas day. [Refrain]

4 And today we children sing,
Hailing Him a heav’nly king.
In all hearts, O Christ, we pray,
Be born again each Christmas day! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12004

Author: Ada Taylor Dawes

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Text Information

First Line: Once a mother sweet and mild
Title: Long ago on Christmas day
Author: Ada Taylor Dawes
Refrain First Line: Carol, children carol
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12004
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12004

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