Christmas day in the morning

What shall little children bring On Christmas day, on Christmas day?

Author: Mary Mapes Dodge
Tune: [What shall little children bring]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What shall little children bring
On Christmas day, on Christmas day?
What shall little children bring
To Christ our king this Christmas day?

2 This shall little children bring
On Christmas day, on Christmas day,
Love and joy to Christ the King,
On Christmas day, this Christmas day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8365

Author: Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Mapes Dodge is the often referred to as the "leader in juvenile literature" (Clarke, 1059), for she helped create and perpetuate the most widely circulated and read children's magazine during a time when American printing technology greatly improved and enabled the mass production of magazines and books. Dodge was born on January 26, 1831 in New York City. She grew up in a prominent family with two sisters. Her "own reminiscences were of 'a devoted father and mother and a happy childhood, a remarkably happy childhood, watched over with loving care'" (Gannon 3). Beginning in her early childhood, Dodge and her sisters were educated by a tutor in their home. Their father introduced them to a large variety of literature from the Bible to S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What shall little children bring On Christmas day, on Christmas day?
Title: Christmas day in the morning
Author: Mary Mapes Dodge
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This shall little children bring
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8365
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8365

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