Samuel Tells of the Baby Jesus

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