Religious Music - Come Hither, Ye Children Lyrics
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Come hither, ye children, O come one and all
To Bethlehem haste, to the manger so small
God's Son for a gift has been sent you this night
To be your Redeemer, your joy and delight.
He's born in a stable for you and for me
Draw near by the bright gleaming starlight to see
In swaddling clothes lying, so meek and so mild
And purer than angels the heavenly Child.
See Mary and Joseph with love-beaming eyes
Are gazing upon the rude bed where He lies
The shepherds are kneeling, with hearts full of love
While angels sing loud hallelujahs above.
Kneel down and adore Him with shepherds today
Lift up little hands now and praise Him as they
Rejoice that a Savior from sin you can boast
And join in the song of the heavenly host.
O Jesus, my Savior, what must not be done
What must not be suffered for sin to atone
From infancy sorrow and pain Thou must know
Till Thou on the cross tasteth death's bitter woe.
Dear Christ Child, what gifts can we children bestow
By which our affection and gladness to show
No riches and treasures of value can be
But hearts that believe are accepted with Thee.
Our hearts, then, to Thee we will offer today
We offer them gladly; accept them we pray
And make them so spotless and pure that we may
Abide in Thy presence in Heaven for aye...