Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
words of the "Come Little Children" lyrics, Christoph von Schmid (August 15, 1768-September 3, 1854),
was born in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany and
achieved fame as a teacher, prebendary (canon of a cathedral) in Tannhausen and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Come Little Children", Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (March 31, 1747-June 10, 1800),
was born in Luneberg, Germany and
became famous as a musical director, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Come Little Children
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Christoph von Schmid (August 15, 1768
to September 3, 1854)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: Melanie Schulte (1885-1922) translated the hymn from German to English
Name of Composer of Music: Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (March 31, 1747 to
June 10, 1800)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Oh, come, little children, oh, come, one and all, To Bethlehem's stable, in Bethlehem's stall"
First Publication Date:
Come Little Children Lyrics
Oh, come, little children, oh, come, one and all,
To Bethlehem's stable, in Bethlehem's stall.
And see with rejoicing this glorious sight,
Our Father in heaven has sent us this night.
Oh, see in the manger, in hallowèd light
A star throws its beam on this holiest sight.
In clean swaddling clothes lies the heavenly Child,
More lovely than angels, this Baby so mild.
Oh, there lies the Christ Child, on hay and on straw;
The shepherds are kneeling before Him with awe.
And Mary and Joseph smile on Him with love,
While angels are singing sweet songs from above.