Scripture Verse

…wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12


Words: Har­ry P. Long, in Pri­ma­ry School Ca­rols (Co­lum­bus, Ohio: Lu­ther­an Book Con­cern, 1914), num­ber 13.

Music: Schaum­burg Ema­nu­el Pop­pen (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Long or Pop­pen (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Hear our happy voices
Singing loud and clear;
Every one rejoices:
Christ the Lord is here.


Sweetest new-born Baby,
Sent from Heav’n above,
Gift of God the Fa­ther,
Telling of His love.

Every face is brighter
Since this Baby came;
Every heart is lighter
Since we know His name.


And His name, ’tis Je­sus,
David’s son, our king;
We will worship Je­sus,
Gifts to Him we’ll bring.