It Was Poor Little Jesus

It was poor little Jesus, yes, yes

Tune: POOR LITTLE JESUS
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 It was poor little Jesus, yes, yes;
he was born on Christmas, yes, yes;
and laid in a manger, yes, yes;
wasn't that a pity and a shame, Lord, Lord,
wasn't that a pity and shame?

2 It was poor little Jesus, yes, yes;
child of Mary, yes, yes;
didn't have a cradle, yes, yes;
wasn't that a pity and a shame, Lord, Lord,
wasn't that a pity and shame?

3 It was poor little Jesus, yes, yes;
they nailed him to the cross, Lord, yes, yes;
they hung him with a robber, yes, yes;
wasn't that a pity and a shame, Lord, Lord,
wasn't that a pity and shame?

4 It was poor little Jesus, yes, yes;
he's risen from darkness, yes, yes;
he's 'scended into glory, yes, yes;
no more a pity and a shame, Lord, Lord,
no more a pity and shame?


Source: Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #468

Text Information

First Line: It was poor little Jesus, yes, yes
Title: It Was Poor Little Jesus
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Source: Afro-American spiritual
Language: English

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