O come, little children, with hurrying feet;
To Bethlehem hasten, a Baby to greet.
God shows His great kindness on this holy night,
By sending the Christ-child to bring us delight.
He lies in a manger, the beautiful Boy,
His mother and father bend o’er Him with joy;
Some shepherds kneel praying, their hearts full of love;
The song of the angels floats down from above.
See, out from the manger there streams a clear light,
That scatters the darkness and shines through the night;
The face of the Baby who lies in that glow
Is fairer and brighter than angels, we know.
O kneel like the shepherds, your hands fold in prayer,
Give thanks, little children, for Jesus so fair;
We’ll join with the angels, our voices we’ll raise,
And sing to our Father a glad song of praise.