Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of 'Oh, Come, Little Children', Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (March 31, 1747-June 10, 1800), was born in Luneberg, Germany and became famous as a Church organist, composer and music director.
Oh, 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.
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Oh, Come, Little Children
Author of Lyrics: Christoph von Schmid (August 15, 1768 to September 3, 1854)
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: Melanie Schulte (1885-1922), who translated the words from German to English
Name of Composer of Music: Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (March 31, 1747 to June 10, 1800)
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: Oh, come, little children, oh, come, one and all
First Publication Date: 1794