The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Come, Little Children

For Christmas

Version 2

Words: Ihr Kinderlein kommet, Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854), 1840
Translation: Unknown

Music: Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet, Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1840)
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Meter: 11 11 11 11

1. O come, little children, from cot and from hall
O come to the manger in Bethlehem's stall
There meekly He lieth, the heavenly Child
So poor and so humble, so sweet and so mild.

2. The hay is His pillow, the manger His bed
The beasts stand in wonder to gaze on His head
Yet there where He lieth, so weak and so poor
Come shepherds and wise men to kneel at His door.

3. Now "Glory to God" sing the angels on high
"And peace upon earth" heav'nly voices reply
Then come, little children, and join in the lay
That gladdened the world on that first Christmas Day.

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