Children go where I send thee
How shall I send thee?
Well, I'm gonna send thee one by one
One for the iddy biddy baby
Wrapped in swaddling clothing
Lying in a manger
He was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee
How shall I send thee?
Well, I'm gonna send thee two by two
Two for Paul and Silas
One for the iddy biddy baby
Wrapped in swaddling clothing
Lying in a manger
He was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee
How shall I send thee?
I'm gonna send thee three by three
Three for the Hebrew children
Two for Paul and Silas
One for the iddy biddy baby
Wrapped in swaddling clothing
Lying in a manger
He was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee
How shall I send thee?
Well, I'm gonna send thee four by four
Four for the four knocking at my door
Three for the Hebrew children
Two for Paul and Silas
One for the iddy biddy baby
Wrapped in swaddling clothing
Lying in a manger
He was born, born, born in Bethlehem

Children go where I send thee
How shall I send thee?
Well, I'm gonna send thee five by five
Five for the gospel preachers
Four for the four knocking at my door
Three for the Hebrew children
Two for Paul and Silas
One for the iddy biddy baby
Wrapped in swaddling clothing
And lying in a manger
He was born, born, born in Bethlehem
He was born, born, born in Bethlehem
He was born, born, born in Bethlehem
Born in Bethlehem


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    One of the few songs that leaves little room for interpretation...it's meaning is clear as can be. I know a river that fits this song's meaning. It is the Crystal River as it runs through a little town in Western Colorado called Redstone. In this little mountain town of 92 people (according to the sign last time I was there in 1997) that sits along the river, you can walk out of the door to any cottage or business in town, and hear the cool rushing water sound. The town is an old mining town with few businesses...a hotel, a couple of restaurants, and a few small businesses...it is about as peaceful a setting as you could find. And to sit at some of the picnic tables by the river, and listen to the waters rushing by, the stresses of the world are just gone.

    I loved this song the first time I heard it, and it made me think of the Crystal River in Redstone, CO...and it still makes me think of it today.

    jlbrpton June 08, 2003   Link

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