There Came a Little Child To Earth
"The Child Jesus,"
Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott
See: Christmas-tide Poetry by Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott
Music: Anonymous. Tune in use by 1926.
1. There came a little
Child to earth
And the angels of God proclaimed His birth
High and low
Out in the night so calm and still
Their song was heard
For they knew that the child on Bethlehem's hill
Was Christ the Lord.
2. Lo, far away
in goodly land
Fair and bright
See the children all crowned with glory stand
Robed in white
In white more pure than spotless snow,
Their tongues unite
In the song of the Angels long ago
On Christmas night.
Collected by Joseph F. Keimig (1918-2013) during his time as a student at Marianist Preparatory School, Beacon, N.Y. or as a Brother of the Society of Mary (S.M. or Marianists), a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers. Authorship and exact date unknown. Text transcribed from hand-written sheet music or other notes.
Noteworthy Composer sheet music created by Douglas D. Anderson and released to the public domain.
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