The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Little Babe! In Bethlehem Born

Words: Unknown

Music: Arthur F. Warner
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Carol 245, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. O little Babe! in Bethlehem born,
Thy lowly birth we greet,
With shepherds poor and magi wise
We worship at Thy feet.
Though manger bed,
Where oxen fed,
Thy humble cradle be,
Emmanuel!
Emmanuel!
To Thee we bend the knee.

2. O holy Babe! on Maryís knee,
How weak and poor art Thou!
Yet, mighty God, so rich in grace,
Adoringly we bow.
Though motherís hands
Wrap swaddling bands,
No royal robe we see.
Emmanuel!
Emmanuel!
To Thee we bend the knee.

3. O helpless Babe! Thou knowest not
What gifts those wise men bring,
Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense
Presenting to their King.
What gift can we,
Redeemed by Thee,
In gratitude impart?
Emmanuel!
Emmanuel!
We yield Thee all our heart.

4. O gentle Babe! Thou art human still
Though seated on Thy throne;
All power to Thee is given for us
Whom Thou hast made Thine own.
A gift we pray,
This Christmas day!
O wash us from all sin!
Emmanuel!
Emmanuel!
Come, then, and dwell within!

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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