The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Waken, Christian Children

Words: Rev. S. C. Hamerton

Music: Rev. S. C. Hamerton
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

Source: Carol 412, Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir), 1916

1. Waken, Christian children,
Up and let us sing
With glad voice, the praises
Of our new-born King.

2. Up! ‘tis meet to welcome
With a joyous lay,
Christ the King of Glory,
Born for us today.

3. Come, nor fear to seek Him,
Children tho’ we be;
Once He said of children,
"Let them come to Me."

4. In a manger lowly,
Sleeps the Heavenly Child;
O’er Him fondly bendeth
Mary, Mother mild.

5. Far above that stable,
Up in Heaven so high,
One bright star out-shineth,
Watching silently.

6. Fear not then to enter,
Though we cannot bring
Gold, or myrrh, or incense
Fitting for a King.

7. Gifts He asketh richer,
Offerings costlier still,
Yet may Christian children
Bring them if they will.

8. Brighter than all jewels
Shines the modest eye;
Best of gifts He loveth
Infant purity.

9. Haste we then to welcome,
With a joyous lay,
Christ, the King of Glory,
Born for us today.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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