Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus
“Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus,” Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 36
1. Said Samuel, “Within five years
A night will be as day,
And Baby Jesus will be born
In a land far, far away.”
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.
Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott, b. 1910
Music: Grietje Terburg Rowley, b. 1927
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.^ Back to top