Scripture Verse

From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise. Matthew 21:16

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: Maud G. Sew­all, in The Mag­ni­fi­cat (New York: The New Church Press, 1910) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Come, children; raise your voices!
The King of Love comes from above,
The heavenly host rejoices.

The Babe lies in the manger;
God seeks His own, by angels known,
But unto men a stranger.

Though weak and helpless lying,
From Him is giv’n through earth and Heav’n
New life, and peace undying.

But who on earth do greet Him?
A shepherd band with staff in hand
Sets forth by night to meet Him.

And lo! from eastward riding
The wise men three; the star they see,
And follow it confiding.

Oh, hope of all the ages!
May we find grace to claim our place
Where shepherds kneel and sages.