Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.@Luke 2:12
Theodore E. Perkins

Ly­dia O. Bax­ter, in Sab­bath Ca­rols (New York: Brown & Per­kins, 1868), num­ber 40.

Belle­fon­taine Neigh­bors The­o­dore E. Per­kins (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lydia O. Baxter


Jesus once lay in the manger,
Little ones, for you and me;
Holy angels stood in wonder,
Thus the Lord of life to see.
From the starry heights of Heaven
Music floated all around;
And the theme to man was given,
Peace on earth! O joyful sound!


Joyful sound! our happy voices
Gladly join the sweet refrain,
Jesus came, and earth rejoices
In the blessèd Savior’s name.