The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Thy Little Ones, Dear Lord, Are We

Words: Her Kommer Dine Arme Smaa, Hans Adolf Brorson (1694-1764);
Translated to English by Harriet Reynolds Krauth Spaeth (1845-1925).

See also Mike and Else's Norwegian Songbook (Bloomington, MN: Skandisk, 1985)

Music: "Paedia," Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1747-1800)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Meter: L.M.

1. Thy little ones, dear Lord, are we,
And come Thy lowly bed to see;
Enlighten every soul and mind,
That we the way to Thee may find.

2. With songs we hasten Thee to greet,
And kiss the dust before Thy feet;
O blessed hour, O sweetest night,
That gave Thee birth, our soul's delight.

3. O draw us wholly to Thee, Lord,
Do Thou to us Thy grace accord,
True faith and love to us impart,
That we may hold Thee in our heart.

4. Until at last we too proclaim
With all Thy saints, Thy glorious Name;
In paradise our songs renew,
And praise Thee as the angels do.


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