11282. The Little Lord Jesus

1 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.

2 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. [Refrain]

3 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. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: A baby once slept in a manger
Title: The Little Lord Jesus
Author: Lavinia Eliza Brauff (1901)
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Jesus
Language: English
Source: Uplifted Voices by Adam Geibel and R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia: Adam Geibel Music company, 1901)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [A baby once slept in a manger]
Composer: Florence W. Williams
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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