The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Simple Birth

Traditional Flemish

1. From Heav'n there came to earth a Baby so small;
From Heav'n there came to earth a Baby so small;

Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.
Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.

2. Beneath His tiny head no pillow but hay;
God's richest treasures in rude manger lay.

Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.
Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.

3. His eyes of blackest jet were sparkling with light,
Rosy cheeks bloomed on His face fair and bright

Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.
Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.

4. And from His lovely mouth, the laughter did swell,
When He saw Mary, whom He loved so well.

Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.
Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.

5. He came to weary earth, so dark and so drear,
To wish to mankind a blessed New Year.

Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.
Jesus, who came for the sake of us all.