Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus



  1. 1. Said Samuel, “Within five years

    A night will be as day,

    And Baby Jesus will be born

    In a land far, far away.”

  2. [Chorus]

    Hosanna! Hosanna!

    Oh, let us gladly sing.

    How blessed that our Lord was born;

    Let earth receive her King!

  3. 2. Across the sea, in Bethlehem,

    Lord Jesus came to earth

    As Samuel had prophesied,

    And angels sang His birth.

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.