Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: C. E. Mac­ni­ven.

Music: Lit­tle Child­ren C. E. Mac­ni­ven (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when this song was writ­ten, Mac­ni­ven’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Little children, rise and sing,
(Ring the bells of Christmas)
’Tis the birthday of our king,
Blessèd Child of Christmas.

In a stable far away
(Ring the bells of Christmas)
Christ was born that happy day,
Blessèd Child of Christmas.

Joyful shepherds kneeling there,
(Ring the bells of Christmas)
Saw the Babe and said in prayer,
Blessèd Child of Christmas.

Bring your gifts to Mary’s Son
(Ring the bells of Christmas)
God’s own Gift to everyone;
Blessèd Child of Christmas.