Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength. Psalm 8:2
Words: Adapted from Robert T. S. Lowell in Carols of Hope, edited by Clarence M. Seamans, Frederick S. Stanton & Francis Blackmer (Boston, Massachusetts: Advent Christian Publication Society, 1906), page 164. First known publication was in The Poems of Robert Lowell (Boston, Massachusetts: E. P. Dutton, 1864), pages 56–57.
Music: Eswatini Francis A. Blackmer, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Lowell or Blackmer (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Carol, children, Christ is here!
[or, Carol, Christians]
Carol for this Baby dear!
This is man, but God the more;
Sing beside the stable door!
Sing, O children, come and sing!
Praise our Christ, and praise our king!
Gladdest night, most happy morn,
Christ our Lord this day is born!
This our king without, a crown
In a manger is laid down!
Where the maid, with meekest hands
Wraps Him all in swathing bands.
Sing our best, both young and old,
Never heart this time be cold!
Never eye of faith be dim!
Come and love and worship Him!