The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Come, Little Children

For Christmas

Version 5

Words: Ihr Kinderlein kommet, Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854), 1840
Translation: Unknown

Music: Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet, Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1840)
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Meter: 11 11 11 11

1. O come, little children, from near and afar,
And gaze on the wonder 'neath Bethlehem's star,
God sent His own Son as a dear little boy
To be your redeemer, your hope, and your joy.

2. See Mary and Joseph, with love-beaming eyes,
Are looking upon the rude bed where He lies.
The shepherds are kneeling, as awe-struck they gaze,
And angels are singing an anthem of praise.

3. Come, kneel and adore Him like Shepherds today,
Lift up little hands now and praise Him as they.
Rejoice that the Savior was sent you this night,
And join in the song of the angels of light.


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