Oh come, little children, O come one and all,
To Bethlehem hasten, in manger so small,
God’s Son for a gift has been sent you this night
To be your Redeemer, your joy and delight.
On hay and on straw in the manger He lies,
Both Mary and Joseph, with fond loving eyes,
Are gazing upon Him and shepherds draw near,
And jubilant angles from heaven appear.
O kneel with the shepherds in worshipful prayer,
And join the dear angels who also are there,
Sing glory to God in the heaven above,
And praise Him for Jesus, the gift of His love.
~ Christian Schmidt