Sweet Little Jesus Boy

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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Post by Mary Warden » Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:56 am

I need the words to this song
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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Post by SingerForGod » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:09 am

Here is a copy of the song requested. A few arrangements have a word or two different.


Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Sweet little Jesus boy
They made you be born in a manger
Sweet little holy child
We didn't know who you were
Didn't know you'd come to save us Lord
To take our sins away
Our eyes were blind, we could not see
We didn't know who you were

Long time ago
You were born
Born in a manger Lord
Sweet little Jesus boy
The world treats you mean Lord
Treats me mean too
But that's how things are down here
We don't know who you are

You have told us how
We are trying
Master you have shown us how
Even when you were dying
Just seems like we can't do right
Look how we treated you
But please Sir forgive us Lord
We didn't know it was you

Sweet little Jesus boy
Born a long time ago
Sweet little holy child
We didn't know who you were
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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Post by SingerForGod » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:17 am

Here is a slightly different version and more closely to the original I would think.This is exactly as posted




Sweet Little Jesus Boy
By Robert MacGimsey


A Negro Spiritual

Note: This song is presented in "The Poetry of the American Civil War" category, because the nature of the lyrics befit the 1800's and the time surrounding the American Civil War.

"This is not so much a song as just a meaning. You have to imagine an aging Negro standing off in the middle of a field just giving his heart to Jesus in the stillness."
- The meaning of the song as explained to Robin White by Robert MacGimsey, 1966.

"He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not."
~ John 1:10-11 ~

Sweet little Jesus Boy,
they made you be born in a manger.
Sweet little Holy Child,
didn't know who You was.


Didn't know you come to save us, Lord;
to take our sins away.
Our eyes was blind, we couldn't see,
we didn't know who You was.


Long time ago, you was born.
Born in a manger low,
Sweet little Jesus Boy.


The world treat You mean, Lord;
treat me mean, too.
But that's how things is down here,
we didn't know t'was You.


You done showed us how,
we is trying.
Master, You done showed us how,
even when you's dying.


Just seem like we can't do right,
look how we treated You.
But please, sir, forgive us Lord,
we didn't know 'twas You.


Sweet little Jesus Boy,
born long time ago.
Sweet little Holy Child,
and we didn't know who You was.
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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Post by Guest » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:41 pm

Here is youtube video of this song

Anne Murray - Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Christmas in Washington
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMD0RRjTrYc
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Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Post by Guest » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:31 am

Wish there was a recording of it sung in the original Negro spiritual sound!
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