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

Audio files: MIDI

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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.

Refrain:
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

Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) 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



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