Scripture Verse

Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Words: An­na F. Burn­ham Bry­ant, in Wor­ship and Song, ed­it­ed by Ben­ja­min S. Win­ches­ter & Grace W. Co­nant (New York; Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts; Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1913), num­ber 75.

Music: Grace W. Co­nant, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Harken, ye children,
While shepherds of Bethlehem sing
How in a manger
We found Him, Bethlehem’s king!
Unto us shepherds
The angels stooped to tell
Bethlehem’s story
And all that there befell.

How did we know Him?
The sign was the sign of the child
Laid in a manger,
A fair babe, undefiled.
Little Child Jesus
Is Lord of children dear;
Trust Him, sweet children,
Who was a baby here.

Why did we hasten?
O who may keep waiting the King?
Angels on bright wings
Came down His summons to bring!
Little Child Jesus,
Your coming waiteth, too;
Bethlehem’s king keeps
An open door for you.

What did we find there?
A Savior for rich and for poor.
Wise men and kings come
To kneel—O wide is the door!
Come, little children,
We humble shepherd men
Call you to follow
And find the Christ again.