Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.@Luke 2:12
Theodore E. Perkins (1831–1912)

Lydia O. Baxter, in Sabbath Carols (New York: Brown & Perkins, 1868), number 40.

Bellefontaine Neighbors Theodore E. Perkins (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lydia O. Baxter (1809–1874)


Jesus once lay in the manger,
Little ones, for you and me;
Holy angels stood in wonder,
Thus the Lord of life to see.
From the starry heights of Heaven
Music floated all around;
And the theme to man was given,
Peace on earth! O joyful sound!


Joyful sound! our happy voices
Gladly join the sweet refrain,
Jesus came, and earth rejoices
In the blessèd Savior’s name.