Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Grietje Terburg Rowley

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    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. Across the sea, in Bethlehem,

    Lord Jesus came to earth

    As Samuel had prophesied,

    And angels sang His birth.


    Hosanna! Hosanna! Oh, let us gladly sing.

    How blessed that our Lord was born;

    Let earth receive her King!

    Words: Mabel Jones Gabbott, b. 1910
    Music: Grietje Terburg Rowley, b. 1927

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

    Hel. 13:2–4; Hel. 14:2–4; 3 Ne. 1:9–15

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