Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

O Come, Little Children

Clip: 12/15/2017 | 42s

The lyrics to this affectingly simple German Christmas carol were penned in 1798 by a Catholic priest, Christoph von Schmid. Though Schmid’s verse was set to various melodies in the 19th century, it is best-known in an 1835 setting that matched the poem to the tune of a children’s song from 1790 composed by the German court musician Johann A. P. Schulz.

Aired: 12/15/17

Rating: NR

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