The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Come Little Children

For Christmas

Version 6

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

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

1. O come, little children, come one and come all,
O come to the manger in Bethlehem's stall,
And see what our Father in heaven above,
Has sent to us all on this earth with his love.

2. O see in the manger so meek and so mild,
O see in the soft light the heavenly Child,
In swaddling clothes folded, his beauty more sweet
Than angels, whose voices his lowly birth greet.

3. His bed, little children, a manger with hay;
His mother and Joseph in ecstasy pray,
The Shepherds in wonder their glad worship bring,
While chorus of angels sweet Glorias sing.


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