We would see Jesus, the babe

We would see Jesus, the babe

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [We would see Jesus, the babe in the manger]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. We would see Jesus, the babe in the manger,
Come to the world on this glad Christmas morn,
Fall down before Him with shepherds and wise men,
Giving our love to the King newly born.

We would see Jesus, we would see Jesus,
Worship the King we love and adore,
Born unto us one glad Christmas morning;
To His dear name be praise forevermore!

2. We would see Jesus, the Son of the Highest;
Angels with rapture His praises repeat;
Tho’ so unworthy, we come with rejoicing,
Bringing our treasures to lay at His feet. [Refrain]

3. We would see Jesus; in realms of the blessèd
Some day before Him the ransomed shall stand,
Seeing His face in its glorious beauty,
Wearing a crown in that paradise land. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7258

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: We would see Jesus, the babe
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Copyright: Public Domain


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