Sweet little Jesus boy, they made you be born in a manger,
Sweet litle holy child, didn't know
you was .
Didn't know you'd come to save us
to take our sins away
our eyes was blind, we couldn't see,
didn't know who you was.
Long time ago, you were 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 who you is.
You done told us how, even when you're
Just seem like we can't do right,
how we treated you.
But, please forgive us, Lord, because
we didn't know 'twas you.
Sweet little Jesus boy. born long time
Sweet little holy child, and we didn't
know who you was.