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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.