Scripture Verse

She brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7


Words: La­vin­ia E. Brauff, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1901), num­ber 164.

Music: Flo­rence W. Will­iams (🔊 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 ?


A baby once slept in a manger,
A mother sat close by His side;
This babe was the little Lord Jesus
Who for our sins suffered and died.


Jesus, Jesus,
Born this blessèd morning;
Hail Him! Hail Him!
On this Christmas day.

Wise men sought this little Lord Jesus
Who lived on the earth long ago;
They came with their beautiful treasures
To Bethlehem’s plain through the snow.


Now if we will seek this Lord Jesus,
He’ll fill all our hearts with His love;
And gently His Spirit will guide us
To beautiful mansions above.