This song, written by Salvador Bustamante Celi (1876-1935), is originally from Ecuador but is also sung in Peru.


Here's a rhyming version I wrote for you. -Mama Lisa

Here comes Baby Jesus playing among the flowers
And the birdies sing him love songs from the bowers
The poor shepherds awoke at an early hour
So they could bring him straw and flowers
The bed is hard, the straw is cold,
The Virgin Mary cries tenderly, behold.

Now all of the stars in the sky descend
At the baby's feet, he's prettier than them.
Bunch of flowers, beautiful son,
Cries for sinners, poor little one.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ya viene el Niñito

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Armando Vertiz Cayo for contributing this song. Thanks to Monique Palomares for the first English translation.

¡Muchas gracias!