Encouraging people around the world since 1991 !!


This song was written when I was in high school.
The lyrics are pretty rough, but at that period in my life,
as I considered whether I should become a follower of Jesus,
the song was one of my favorites...


[Karaoke Video with vocal]

[MP3 - Ralph]    [Karaoke Video]

[MIDI]    [PDF sheet music]

[MP3 - Jay Droz]




Little baby, born in a manger
'Cause You found no room at the inn
Don't you cry 'cause I'm not a stranger
Been lookin' for You for many a year

I've been searching so long,
but now my journey has ended
Yet all my traveling's been worth it
just to see the little child

Shinin' bright, the star led me to ya
Led me 'cross the desert so far
Angels sing a sweet halleluiah
Breakin' the stillness of the night air (chorus)

I've been travelin' many a hard day
just to see the Almighty King
All I have I'll give to this new Babe,
all I have and this song that I sing (chorus 2x)


Johan Komrij    Karaoke Video with vocal    Traveler

Johan Komrij    PDF sheet music    Traveler

Ralph Merrifield    MP3    Traveler

Bob Sorem    MIDI    Traveler

Jay Droz    Video    Traveler

Johan Komrij    Karaoke Video (1)    Traveler

Johan Komrij    Karaoke Video (2)    Traveler

Adrian V. Miller    PDF sheet music    Traveler

Jay Droz    MP3    Traveler

Adrian V. Miller    MIDI    Traveler


Original Version

1975 Recording        1975 Sheet Music



Several New Hope Music carols & hymns, 
including this one, can be found on

"A Christmas Carol Treasury: The Hymns And Carols Of Christmas."


Originally recorded on "18 Years"


Attached, please see Hindi translation for one of my favorites in your Christmas list.
Amazing, a seventeen year old child (a teenager) already "have been searching for long", and
"but now my journey has ended". And further, "Yet all my traveling's been worth it, just to see the
little child".  A powerful chorus, and sweet melodious powerful music. Words wouldn't suffice.

I can go on and on - touching too. In fact, the result of the
end of your journey in this song was the beginning of your 'new life' journey, and you
are still on your journey, already reached out to 230 countries.

May God help you to reach out to all the countries. It's an honor for me serving the Lord
together with you through "New Hope Music Ministries". I loved recording this song.
May every one experience this journey. 
(Daisy Augustine, from California)


Translated into Hindi
by Daisy Augustine
Hindi Translation


Copyright 1974, Ralph Merrifield
New Hope Music, PO Box 1612, Westboro MA 01581

You have our encouragement and permission
to duplicate and share this song for all "not-for-profit" purposes
(ie. corporate worship, overheads, songbooks, web sites, give-away copies).
Please contact New Hope for other uses. Thanks !!!



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