The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A Child This Day is Born

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Words and Music: Traditional
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Source: Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old, First Series (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., 1871), Carol #17

1. A child this day is born
A child of high renown
Most worthy of a sceptre
A sceptre and a crown

Glad tidings to all men
Glad tidings sing we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born on Christmas-Day.

2. These tidings shepherds heard
Whilst watching o'er their fold;
'Twas by an Angel unto them
That night revealed and told. Chorus

3. Then was there with the Angel
An host incontinent1
Of heavenly bright soldiers,
All from the highest sent. Chorus

4. They praised the Lord our God,
And our celestial King;
All glory be in Paradise,
This heavenly host do sing. Chorus

5. All glory be to God,
That sitteth still on high,
With praises and with triumph great,
And joyful melody. Chorus

1. Immediately Return

Sheet Music from Henry Ramsden Bramley and John Stainer, Christmas Carols New and Old (London: Novello, Ewer & Co., ca 1871)

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