Three Christmas Songs for Children

Opus 3 Music/Sheet Music Plus
See individual items below for order links

Three easy-to-learn Christmas items for children from David Catherwood.

Lullaby of Love – A Christmas Song


A gentle Christmas lullaby with new words by William Hastings. This version may be sung in unison and has an optional second part. It is also available in an SATB version. The gentle, flowing melodic line will be easily learned by children or adults. The simple, yet effective, accompaniment provides interest and color with a few delicate references to other “manger” carols. The words of the first verse are:

The eastern star shone through Bethlehem’s night
Guiding the wise men with heavenly light
The angels in chorus sang a new song
The light of the world has been born
The hope of the world has come
To show us a world of love
His beauty adorned in his mother’s embrace
A miracle of His grace

Up on the Housetop – Instrumental Duet


This cheerful Christmas song is arranged as an intermediate-difficulty duet. It is possible to play with virtually any combination of instruments. Accompaniment parts are provided for piano, or guitar and bass. Parts included are as follows:

  • Part 1 in C
  • Part 1 in B♭ (Clarinet)
  • Part 1 in B♭ (Trumpet)
  • Part 2 in C
  • Part 2 in B♭
  • Part 2 in E♭
  • Part 2 in F
  • Part 2 in C (bass clef)
  • Piano, with lyrics and guitar chords
  • Bass, with guitar tabs added

A Child May Bring – Song for Children’s Voices


A song suitable for children’s voices which can be presented in unison, two parts, or as a solo. Easily learned and effective in performance with a haunting “modal”, folk-like feel.