Sunday, December 12, 2004

Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Song lyrics and Music by Robert MacGimsey

Verse 1

Sweet little Jesus Boy,
They made you be born in a manger.
Sweet little Holy Child,
Didn’t know who You was.
Didn’t know you come to save us, Lord;
To take our sins away.
Our eyes was blind, we couldn’t see,
We didn’t know who You was.

Verse 2

Long time ago,
You was born.
Born in a manger low,
Sweet little Jesus Boy.
The world treat You mean, Lord;
Treat me mean, too.
But that’s how things is down here,
We don’t know who You is.

Verse 3

You done showed us how,We is a-tryin’.
Master, You done showed us how,
Even when you’s dyin’.
Just seem like we can’t do right,
Look how we treated You.
But please, sir, forgive us Lord,
We didn’t know ’twas You.

Verse 4

Sweet little Jesus Boy,
Born long time ago.
Sweet little Holy Child,
And we didn’t know who You was.


Anonymous said...

Brian, Bob MacGimsey was my Uncle..He lived in Phx until his Death in 1979. I was so touched to see his Favorite work on your blog. He was a wonderful, spiritual man. God's Blessings to you and your loved ones. Sincerely, A. Stockton

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lyrics. I'm planning on doing this for Christmas Eve service this year. Who would you say does the best version? I'd love your input. Thanks.