Away in a manger

Song lyrics to Away in a Manger, author unknown.  Some sourc­es inaccurately show the au­thor as Mar­tin Lu­ther; this is based on the ti­tle ‘Lu­ther’s Cra­dle Hymn,’ giv­en to these words by the com­pos­er, James Mur­ray, in his Dainty Songs for Lit­tle Lads and Lass­es (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: The John Church Co., 1887). Verse 3 is … Continue reading Away in a manger

Silent Night

Song lyrics to Silent Night — known as the world’s best-loved Christmas Carol.  The lyrics to "Silent Night" were written by Fr. Joseph Mohr in 1816, and the music was added by Franz Gruber in 1818.  Legend has it that on Christmas Eve, 1914, the English soldiers witnessed the German soldiers singing "Stille Nacht, Heilige … Continue reading Silent Night

Oh, You Can’t Get to Heaven

Song lyrics to the children’s song, You Can’t Get to Heaven —talking about the ways that you can’t get to Heaven Oh, you can’t get to heaven (Oh, you can’t get to heaven) On roller skates (On roller skates) ‘Cause you’d roll right by (’Cause you’d roll right by) Those pearly gates (Those pearly gates) Oh … Continue reading Oh, You Can’t Get to Heaven

Jesus Loves the Little Children

Jesus Loves the Little Children Song lyrics to the classic children’s hymn, Jesus Loves the Little Children, words written by preacher Clare Herbert Woolston, sung to the 1864 Civil War tune ‘Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!’ by George Fredrick Root; the song is inspired by Matthew 19:14: Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and … Continue reading Jesus Loves the Little Children