The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Little Children, All Draw Near

For Christmas Eve

Words: Vom Himmel hoch da komm ich her, by Martin Luther
From Joseph Klug's Gesangsbuch, 1535
Notes and Translations: Notes for Vom Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Her

Text based on Luke 2: 1-18

Translation: J. Anderson, 1846

Source: Early Days, or the Wesleyan Scholar's Guide (John Mason, 1864), p. 355.

Little children, all draw near,
Tidings glad from heaven I bear ;
Such good news to you I bring,
I must speak of them, and sing.
In Bethlehem is born a Child,
His mother a virgin mild ;
Come and see the wondrous sight,
He will be the world's ...

Editor's Note:

I don't think that this is the entire hymn, and will continue to look for additional verses.

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