Scripture Verse

The Child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40


Words: Ano­ny­mous, in the Pri­ma­ry Teach­ers’ Ma­nu­al, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher R. Black­all (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­eri­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­ety, 1913), page 28.

Music: Os­ma­ni­ye, ano­ny­mous, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the ly­ri­cist or com­pos­er, or where to get good pho­tos of them (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Sweet Sav­ior, once again this year
Brings to the happy earth
The season held for­ev­er dear
On which we hail Thy birth!

We think of Thee as once a child
Who sought a mother’s face,
An infant innocent and mild,
Who grew in years and grace.

Our wills and tempers, Lord, control,
And give us eyes to see,
The tender heart, and loving soul,
The mind that was in Thee.