CELEBRATING JESUS

FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE, 

MY HEART TO YOUR HEART (2)

 

Children, Go Where I Send Thee

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
     
 
 
 

Children, Go Where I Send Thee

Genre

Christmas, spiritual, gospel

       Language

English

"Children, Go Where I Send Thee" is a traditional African-American spiritual song, as well as a cumulative song. This song is also known as "The Holy Baby" or "Born in Bethlehem." There are many versions of this song, each giving a Biblical meaning to the numbers mentioned.

One for the little bitty baby (Jesus).

Two for Paul and Silas.

Three for the three men riding (Biblical Magi); or the Hebrew children, in some versions.

Four for the four knocking on the door (Four Evangelists); or the gospel writers, in some versions.

Five for the Five that came back alive; or Gospel preachers; or the bread they did divide, in some versions.

Six for the six that never got fixed; or the days when the world was fixed, in some versions.

Seven for the seven that all went to Heaven; or the day God laid down his head, in some versions.

Eight for the eight that stood at the gate; or the eight the flood couldn't take, in some versions.

Nine for the nine that stood in the line; or the nine for the angel choirs divine, in some versions.

Ten for the Ten Commandments.

Eleven for the eleven deriders; or the 'leven of 'em singin' in heaven, in some versions.

Twelve for the Twelve Apostles; or the twelve disciples, in some versions.

This song is often performed as a Christmas carol, and has been recorded by Kenny Rogers with Home Free, Joe and Eddie, Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nina Simone, Natalie Merchant, The Weavers, The Kingston Trio, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Peter, Paul and Mary, Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, The Burns Sisters, Mandisa, Johnny Cash, Mahalia Jackson, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Audra McDonald, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Scala & Kolacny Brothers, Odetta, Hall and Oates, REO Speedwagon, Kenny Burrell, Nick Lowe, Ledisi, Colin James & The Little Big Band, and Clara Ward.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children,_Go_Where_I_Send_Thee)

 

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CHILDREN GO WHERE I SEND THEE

Children go where I send thee

How shall I send thee?

I'm gonna send thee two by two

Two by Paul and Silas

One by the little bitty baby

Born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How shall I send thee?

I'm gonna send thee three by three

Three by the Hebrew children

Two by Paul and Silas

One by the little bitty baby

Born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

Children, how shall I send thee?

I'm gonna send thee four by four

Four by four that stood at the door

Three by the Hebrew children

Two by Paul and Silas

One by the little bitty baby

Who was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How shall I send thee?

I'm gonna send thee five by five

Five by the five it couldn't get by

Four by the four that stood at the door

Three by the Hebrew children

Two by Paul and Silas

One by the little bitty baby

Born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee

How shall I send thee?

I'm gonna send thee six by six

Six by the six that couldn't get fixed

Five by the five couldn't get by

Four by the four that stood at the door

Three by the Hebrew children

Two by Paul and Silas

One by the little bitty baby

Who was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Six by the six, couldn't get fixed

Five by the five that couldn't get by

Four by the four that stood at the door

Three by the three for the Hebrew children

Two by two for Paul and Silas

One by the little bitty baby

Who was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Who was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Yes, He was born, born, born in Bethlehem

 

CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS be unto you and yours my friends! May your Christmas joy reach out to others in need. May your prayers and example of Christ bring the meaning of Christmas into the hearts of others. May your thirst be not for the things of this world, but, for Holiness and Righteousness. May you abound in faith, never waning. May you live to serve others, living as a worthy vessel of God. As we celebrate the Season, may none of us ever forget that it is not about us or things, it is about our connecting to God through Jesus! Now and forevermore. Amen.

your servant and soldier, united with the One

mishael