c is for children’s point of view

we haven’t used this song in preschool at all, but the lyrics are worth noting when thinking of these sweet young ones.

james taylor’s “some children see him”

Some children see Him lily white,
The baby Jesus born this night.
Some children see Him lily white,
With tresses soft and fair.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
The Lord of heav’n to earth come down.
Some children see Him bronzed and brown,
With dark and heavy hair.

Some children see Him almond-eyed,
This Savior whom we kneel beside.
Some children see Him almond-eyed,
With skin of yellow hue.
Some children see Him dark as they,
Sweet Mary’s Son to whom we pray.
Some children see him dark as they,
And, ah! they love Him, too!

The children in each different place
Will see the baby Jesus’ face
Like theirs, but bright with heavenly grace,
And filled with holy light.
O lay aside each earthly thing
And with thy heart as offering,
Come worship now the infant King.
‘Tis love that’s born tonight!

One thought on “c is for children’s point of view

  1. lorel

    I love this song! At my daughter’s Christmas play this year, they finished by singing a song by Karen Drucker called “You Are the Face of God” and the children’s minister invited the audience to come across the stage and see the new Christ child, born on this day. While the children sang the song over and over, the adults walked across the stage, looked in the manger, and saw their own reflections in a large mirror. It was really beautiful watching the smiles of recognition, and I love this unusual take on the Christmas story. Especially instead of a plastic baby doll, like we used to have in my childhood nativity plays!

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