Who Sang Sweet Little Jesus Boy? Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson Silent Night cover art
publisher: ©CARL FISCHER, LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bernie Herms, John Mark Hall
release date: 1962
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Gospel
length: 5:19
composer: Robert MacGimsey
lyricist: Robert MacGimsey
Sweet little Jesus boy
They made you be born in a manger
Sweet little holy child
We didn't know who you were
Didn't know you'd come to save us Lord
To take our sins away
Our eyes were blind, we could not see
We didn't know who you were

Long time ago
You were born
Born in a manger Lord
Sweet little Jesus boy
The world treats you mean Lord
Treats me mean too
But that's how things are down here
We don't know who you are

You have told us how
We are trying
Master you have shown us how
Even when you were dying
Just seems like we can't do right
Look how we treated you
But please Sir forgive us Lord
We didn't know it was you

Sweet little Jesus boy
Born a long time ago
Sweet little holy child
We didn't know who you were

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sweet Little Jesus Boy
  • 2 A Star Stood Still (Song of the Nativity)
  • 3 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • 4 Christmas Comes to Us All Once a Year
  • 5 Joy to the World
  • 6 O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
  • 7 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 8 What Can I Give
  • 9 Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • 10 Silent Night, Holy Night