Children

//Children
  • Unison anthem with piano accompaniment By: A.L. Pete Butler Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now This is a fresh, lyrical setting of the Christmas classic for early children's choirs.

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    Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head; The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, And fit us for heaven to live with Thee there.
  • Unison / Two Part anthem By: A.L. Pete Butler Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now Discover this new tune to the familiar hymn text, featuring spoken narration. Suitable for older elementary choirs.

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    I love to tell the story of Jesus, of Jesus, of Jesus and his love. I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus and his glory, Of Jesus and his love, his love, his love. (spoken narration) I love to tell the story because I know 'tis true; It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do. I love to tell the story, for some have never heard, The message of salvation from God's own holy word, his word, his word. (spoken narration) I love to tell the story, 'Twill be my theme in glory. To tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love. His love, his love. I love to tell the story. (spoken narration)
  • Unison / Two Part anthem Music by: A.L. Pete Butler Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now Based on the beloved scripture from Matthew, "Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me," this melodic tune evokes Christ's Biblical encounter with children, and imagines modern-day children at that scene.

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    (spoken narration) I think when I read that sweet story of old, When Jesus was here among men, How he called little children as lambs to his fold, I should like to have been with them then. I should like to have been with them then. I wish I had heard his gentle voice when he spoke, And caught just a glimpse of his face, And that I might have seen his kind look when he said, "Let the little ones come unto me; Let the little ones come unto me." "Come unto me. Come unto me." And he said, "Come unto me." (spoken narration)
  • Unison anthem Words and Music by: A.L. Pete Butler Level: Easy Click to listen: MIDI Recording Preview Now Suitable for early elementary singers, this work includes themes of creation and thanksgiving.

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    O thank you, Lord, for eyes to see, The beauty of your world so free; The sky, the stars, the grass, the trees; Thank you, Lord. O thank you, Lord, for ears to hear, The sounds of nature everywhere; For all the ways we feel you near; Thank you, Lord. O thank you, Lord, for all the ways, You've given us to sing your praise; O let me thank you all my days, Thank you, Lord.