Scripture Verse

The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. John 1:14


Words: La­vin­ia E. Brauff, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1901), num­ber 165.

Music: Byd­go­szcz Flo­rence W. Will­iams, 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brauff or Will­iams (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Christ was once a little baby,
Just like you and me;
Born in Bethl’hem of Judea,
Far across the sea;
No room for the little Jesus
Could be found on earth:
And a stable dark and dreary
Was His place of birth.

Day by day this little Jesus
Grew like you and me:
Learned to lisp a prayer to Heaven
At His mother’s knee;
He was poor, but very happy,
Happy in God’s love:
Listening to His gentle guidance
Coming from above.

This is still the same dear Jesus
Of whose birth we sing;
O! ’tis sweet to tell the story
Of our newborn king;
Who was once a little baby
Just like you and me,
Born in Bethl’hem of Judea
Far across the sea.