Holy baby (I Shall Send Thee)




Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee one by one
Well, one was the Holy Baby
Was born by the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem
Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee two by two
Well, two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee three by three
Well, three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee four by four
Well, four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee five by five
Well, five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee six by six
Well, six was the six that couldnít get fixed
And five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee seven by seven
Well, seven was the seven that came down from heaven
And six was the six that couldnít get fixed
And five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee eight by eight
Well, eight was the eight that stood at the gate
And seven was the seven that came down from heaven
And six was the six that couldnít get fixed
And five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee nine by nine
Well, nine was the nine that dressed so fine
And eight was the eight that stood at the gate
And seven was the seven that came down from heaven
And six was the six that couldnít get fixed
And five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee?
Lord I shall send thee ten by ten
Well, ten was the ten Commandments
And nine was the nine that dressed so fine
And eight was the eight that stood at the gate
And seven was the seven that came down from heaven
And six was the six that couldnít get fixed
And five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door

And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee ?
Lord I shall send thee eleven by eleven
Well, eleven was the eleven riders
And ten was the ten Commandments
And nine was the nine that dressed so fine
And eight was the eight that stood at the gate
And seven was the seven that came down from heaven
And six was the six that couldnít get fixed
And five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem

Children, Iím going, I will send thee
What shall I send thee ?
Lord I shall send thee twelve by twelve
Well, twelve was the twelve disciples
And eleven was the eleven riders
And ten was the ten Commandments
And nine was the nine that dressed so fine
And eight was the eight that stood at the gate
And seven was the seven that came down from heaven
And six was the six that couldnít get fixed
And five as the Gospel writers
And four was the four come-a knockiní at the door
And three was the Hebrew children
And two was Paul and Silas
And one was the Holy Baby
Was born to the Virgin Mary
Was wrapped in the hollow of a clawhorn
Was laid in a hollow manger
Was born, born, Lordy, born in Bethlehem