The Little Lord Jesus

A Baby once slept in a manger

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff
Tune: [A baby once slept in a manger]
Published in 1 hymnal

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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 blessed 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]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #164

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff

Born: Oc­to­ber 12, 1851, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 14, 1920, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Brauff is said to have been blind, and did not mar­ry. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A Baby once slept in a manger
Title: The Little Lord Jesus
Author: Lavinia E. Brauff
Refrain First Line: Jesus, Jesus, born this blessed morning