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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 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 didn't know t'was You.

You done showed us how
We is trying
Master, You done showed us how
Even when you's dying.

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.

"Sweet Little Jesus Boy" is by Robert MacGimsey, composed in the style of a traditional African-American spiritual song.

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