The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Came a Little Child To Earth

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Words: "The Child Jesus," Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott (1836-1897), 1856.
 See: Christmas-tide Poetry by Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott

Music: "Christmas," by Anonymous
Also: "Children's Song," H. F. R. Walton,
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 "Holy Child," James S. Tyler,
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"Matthews," R. Norton Matthews,

Source: O. Hardwig, ed., Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), #92

1. There came a little Child to earth
    Long ago;
And the angels of God proclaimed His birth,
    High and low.

2. Out on the night, so calm and still,
    Their song was heard;
For they knew that the Child on Bethlehemís hill
    Was Christ the Lord.

3. Far away in the goodly land
    Fair and bright,
Children with crowns of glory stand,
    Robed in white.

4. They sing, the Lord of heaven so fair,
    A Child was born;
And that they might His crown of glory share,
    Wore crown of thorn.

5. In mortal weakness, want and pain,
    He came to die,
That the children of earth might in glory reign
    With Him on high.

6. And evermore in robes so fair
    And undefiled,
Those ransomed children His praise declare,
    Who was a Child.

Sheet music "Christmas" from O. Hardwig, ed., Wartburg Hymnal (Chicago: Wartburg Publishing House, 1918), Carol #92
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Sheet Music "St. Margaret" by Mary Palmer from Mary Palmer and John Farmer, eds., Church Sunday School Hymn-Book (London: Church of England Sunday-School Institute, 1892), #42.

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