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Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Simply / Joyously

1. Said Samuel, “Within five years

A night will be as day,

And Baby Jesus will be born

In a land far, far away.”

[Chorus]

Hosanna! Hosanna!

Oh, let us gladly sing.

How blessed that our Lord was born;

Let earth receive her King!

2. Across the sea, in Bethlehem,

Lord Jesus came to earth

As Samuel had prophesied,

And angels sang His birth.

[Chorus]

Hosanna! Hosanna!

Oh, let us gladly sing.

How blessed that our Lord was born;

Let earth receive her King!

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott, 1910–2004

Music: Grietje Terburg Rowley, 1927–2015

Original title: “Christmas in Zarahemla,” © 1985 by Mabel Jones Gabbott and Grietje Terburg Rowley. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.

Helaman 13:2–4

Helaman 14:2–4

3 Nephi 1:9–15

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