The song "Amen (See the little baby)" is often listed as a spiritual, but it is NOT a spiritual. The refrain was written by B.H. Hogan and Laura B. Davis, copyrighted in 1935 by Rodeheaver, renewed in 1963, and now owned by Word Music. The original version is indexed on Hymnary here. The words and melody "See the little baby," etc., are by Jester Hairston, copyrighted in 1957 by Walter Schumann Co., purchased in 1965 by Bourne Music Co., renewed in 1985, also licensed through ASCAP.
You can find new articles about this on Canterbury and also on Hymnology Archive. Dianne, please review this material and make the adjustments to Hymnary as you deem appropriate.