O Little Child Christmas Carol

Adoration of the Child by Gerrit van Honthorst

This is a lovely carol written by Lora Pappajohn and Alan Woodland, played by 11 year old Emilie Whitman on her 2003 CD “Emilie’s Christmas”. This sweet lullaby deserves to be heard again and again, year after year, so here it is:


Oh Little Child

Oh little child it’s Christmas night
And the sky is filled with glorious light
Lay your soft head so gently down
It’s Christmas night in Bethlehem town.

Alleluia the angels sing
Alleluia to the king
Alleluia the angels sing
Alleluia to the king.

Sleep while the shepherds find their way
As they kneel before you in the golden hay
For they have brought you a woolly lamb
On Christmas night in Bethlehem.


Sleep till you wake at the break of day
With the sun’s first dawning ray
You are the babe, who’ll wear the crown
On Christmas morn in Bethlehem town.


Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Alleluia