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Ihr Kinderlein Kommet
Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou



This beautiful Christmas carol in German was written in 1798 by Christoph von Schmid.  It tells the little children to come to Bethlehem and see the little child that has been born.   I’ve added a verse in English that is very close to the meaning of the German lyrics. 

 

Ihr Kinderlein, kommet,
O kommet doch all!
Zur Krippe her kommet
In Bethlehems Stall.
Und seht was in dieser
Hochheiligen Nacht
Der Vater im Himmel
Für Freude uns macht

Da liegt es, ihr Kinder,
Auf Heu und auf Stroh,
Maria und Josef
Betrachten es froh;
Die redlichen Hirten
Knien betend davor,
Hoch oben schwebt jubelnd
Der Engelein Chor

    Oh Come, Little Children
    Oh Come one and All
    And see what has happened
    In a Bethlehem Stall
    And see what has happened
    this holiest of nights
    Oh see what’s come down
    From the Father of Lights

Ihr Kinderlein, kommet,
O kommet doch all!
Zur Krippe her kommet
In Bethlehems Stall.
Und seht was in dieser
Hochheiligen Nacht
Der Vater im Himmel
Für Freude uns macht

 

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Many thanks to Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou for permission to display these lyric excerpts.
© Daria Marmaluk-Hajioannou. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

 


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