Sweet little Jesus Boy
They made you be born in a manger.
Sweet little Holy Child
Didn't know who you was.
Didn't know you'd come to save us, Lord;
To take our sins away.
Our eyes was blind, we couldn't see,
We didn't know who you was.
Long time ago, you was born,
Born in a manger low,
Sweet little Jesus Boy.
The world treat you mean, Lord,
Treat me mean too,
But that's how things is down here
We don't know who you is.
You done told us how, we is a tryin'!
Master, you done show'd us how,
even when you was dyin'.
Just seem like we can't do right,
Look how we treated you.
But please, sir, forgive us, Lord
We didn't know 'twas you.
Sweet little Jesus Boy, born long time ago.
Sweet little Holy Child,
And we didn't know who you was.