The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Color the Children

With lyrics suitable for Christmas
E. G. Schweikert, 1978

When I was just a little child there was a Christmas day,
That I remember, December, it seems one yesterday away.
Now the Little child is gone; I've grown, I've changed, and yet
Memories still linger for children don't forget,

1. So color the children with wintertime white,
Tiny brown reindeer that fly through the night
Color them sleigh bells that play Christmas themes,
Fireplace stories to kindle their dreams.

2. Color the children with gingerbread boys,
Purple plum pudding and Santa with toys.
Color them Christmas with love and concern,
For once they are gone they'll never return.

3. Color the children with mistletoe green
Kisses below it, laughs in between.
Color them cookies that grandmother made.
Santa ho-hoing in Macy's Parade.

4. Color the children an old memory,
Rainbows of color to light up the tree.
Color them Christmas with love and concern,
For once they are gone they'll never return.