The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Came a Little Child To Earth

For Christmas

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There Came A Little Child To Earth - Version 1
There Came A Little Child To Earth - Version 2

Words: "The Child Jesus," Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott (1836-1897), 1856.
 See: Christmas-tide Poetry by Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott

Music: Anonymous. Tune in use by 1926.

1. There came a little Child to earth
   Long ago
And the angels of God proclaimed His birth
   High and low
Out in the night so calm and still
   Their song was heard
For they knew that the child on Bethlehem's hill
   Was Christ the Lord.

2. Lo, far away in goodly land
   Fair and bright
See the children all crowned with glory stand
   Robed in white
In white more pure than spotless snow
   Their tongues unite
In the song of the Angels long ago
   On Christmas night.

Sheet Music
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Collected by Joseph F. Keimig (1918-2013) during his time as a student at Marianist Preparatory School, Beacon, N.Y. or as a Brother of the Society of Mary (S.M. or Marianists), a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers. Authorship and exact date unknown. Text transcribed from hand-written sheet music or other notes.

Noteworthy Composer sheet music created by Douglas D. Anderson and released to the public domain.

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