Little children, can you tell

Little children, can you tell

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1. Little children, can you tell,
Do you know the story well,
Every girl and every boy,
Why the angels sing for joy,
On the Christmas morning.

2. Yes, we know the story well;
Listen now, and hear us tell
Every girl and every boy,
Why the angels sing for joy,
On the Christmas morning.

3. Shepherds sat upon the ground,
Fleecy flocks were scattered round,
When a brightness filled the sky,
And a song was heard on high
On the Christmas morning.

4. Joy and peace! the angels sang;
Far the pleasant echoes rang;
Peace on earth, to men good-will;
Hark! the angels sing it still
On the Christmas morning.

5. For a little Babe that day
Cradled in a manger lay,
Born on earth our Lord to be;
This the wondering angels see
On the Christmas morning.

6. Joy our little hearts shall fill,
Peace and love, and all good-will;
This fair Babe of Bethlehem
Children loves, and blesses them
On the Christmas morning.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3596

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Instances (57)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #151Image
Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d53
Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns: or, the child's Sunday school music book. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4, Complete #108Image
Bells of Gladness No. 1 #d18
Child Songs #d14
Children's Praise #73Image
Crown of Gold: for Sunday schools, gospel services, revival meetings, Christian Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, etc. #70Image
Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses #d58
Forms and Hymns for Christmas: for the use of Sunday schools and chruches #22Image
Gems of Christian Song #d24
Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d76
Gospel Bells #d88
Gospel Bells #d89
Gospel Bells: a collection of new and popular songs for the use of Sabbath schools and gospel meetings #100Image
Heavenly Echoes #d73
Hymnal for Primary Classes: a collection of hymns and tunes, recitations and exercises, being a manual for primary Sunday-schools #151Image
Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #179Image
Infant Songs #d19
Infant Songs #d19
Let Youth Praise Him #d80
Let Youth Praise Him. 2nd ed. #d62
Little Children's Book #d57
Little Children's Book: for Schools and Families #d57
Lutheran Sunday School Hymnal. 9th ed. #d113
Maynard's Sabbath School Echo. 6th ed. of Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns, with an Appendix #d124
Palmer's Sabbath School Songs: to which is added an extensive collection of standard and well-known Sunday school hymns #68aImage
Praises for Children #d46
Primary and Junior Hymnal #d44
Primary School Carols: a Hymnal for the Beginners' and Primary Departments of Sunday Schools #9Image
Select Songs for School and Home #d86
Silver Gems in Song #d66
Songs for Children #d82
Songs for Children, a Collection of Hymns and Other Songs ... #d76
Songs of Cheer for Children #d76
Songs of Praise #d169
Songs of Praise for Sunday Schools, Church Societies and the Home #d174
Sunday School Hymnal #d234
Sunday School Hymns #d84
The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #382Image
The Children's Hymnal and Service Book #d106
The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d132
The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #229Image
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #d413
The Cyber Hymnal #3596TextAudioScore
The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #166Image
The Hosanna #d75
The Hymns from the Children's Hymnal; with a Service, for Sunday Schools #d134
The Message Bird #d48
The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #106aImage
The Primary and Junior Hymnal #21Image
The Primary and Junior Hymnal #73Image
The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d115
The Reward, for Sunday Schools #d47
The Sabbath School Hosanna #d101
The Standard Sunday School Hymnal #286Image
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #264Image
The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #264Image