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Joanna Depue "DJ/Deacon J" writes original songs and liturgies, does daily Farm office work and records Barbara's eMos on The Geranium Farm. A singer and dog trainer she utilizes healing touch in her private massage practice. PLEASE share YOUR original ideas for worship, special liturgies, prayers, songs, sermons and noteworthy blogs right here.
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Some Children See Him

This was message was sent to Barbara by farmer Roberta Ford from Canterbury Parish in Tuscaloosa, Alabama who has asked that I share it here with you. At the end of the carol I have included links to short biographies of both Wihla Hutson (lyricist) and Al Bur (composer) which you may find interesting. Attached also are the names of two CDs from my Christmas CD collection that I highly recommend if you would like to hear this carol sung.

Thank you, "Ro", for sharing this with us all.

Roberta wrote:
"Dear Barbara,
Your eMo today reminds me of one of my favorite Christmas carols. I heard it in my childhood and have never forgotten it, even though it has never become popular or well known. By reproducing it here, I am sure I am stepping one someone's copyright, but here it is. For me, this little carol has always pretty much summed up what Christmas is all about. God's peace and love to you and your house,
Ro Ford, Canterbury Parish, Tuscaloosa, Alabama"

Some Children See Him by Wihla Hutson & Alfred S. Burt Copyright ©1951

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!

For background information on Wihla Hutson, cut and paste to your browser: (go almost to the bottom of the page).

For background information on Alfred "Al" Burt, cut and paste to your browser:

Albums containing this carol:
Just in Time for Christmas, Nancy LaMott, Copyright © 1994, Midder Records, Inc.
James Taylor at Christmas, James Taylor, Copyright © 2006, Sony BMG Records

(Incidentally, if you go to and enter either of these titles, you can choose to hear a snippet of this carol. Thanks, Debbie for the tip!)


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