Holy Innocents

Festivals of Light

Advent Festival of Carols and Lessons



The Holy Innocents

December 28

Book of Common Prayer Calendar

December 28 or January 11

Book of Alternative Services Calendar


Some Children See Him

December 2006: ... holy innocentsSome 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 heavín to earth some down;
Some Children see Him bronzed and brown,
with dark and heavy hair.

Some Children see Him almond eyed,
this Saviour whom we kneel beside,
Some Children see him almond eyed,
with skin of yellow hue.
Some Children see him dark as they,
sweet Maryís 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 Jesusí face
Like theirs, but bright with heavínly grace,
and filled with holy light.
O lay aside each earthly thing,
and with thy heart as offering,
Come worship now the Infant King,
ítis love thatís born tonight!