The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

A Little Child Is Born Tonight

Words: Unknown
See:
Nunc Dimittis - John Cennick

Music: A. H. Brown
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 246, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. A little Child is born tonight,
And He shall lead His own,
To endless day, to glory bright,
To lands of everlasting light,
And to our Father's throne.

Chorus 1:
A little Child is born tonight,
And in the starry sky,
To Him the Angels carols bring:
"Good will and peace to men," they sing,
"Glory to God on high,
Glory to God on high."

2. A little Child is born tonight,
And Shepherds haste to see
Their God and King in infant form,
And worship with their true hearts warm,
The Christ on bended knee.

Chorus 2:
A little Child is born tonight
And Wise Men from afar
Follow afresh that wondrous light,
That gloweth in the heavenly height,
The Saviour's morning star.

3. A little Child is born tonight,
To hearts for long years long,
To Anna, widow, Simeon, sage,
Their Star of childhood, joy of age,
For evermore their own.

Chorus 3:
A little Child is born tonight,
O come ye, one and all,
And hail in faith, and hope, and love,
The Child who left His throne above,
To lie in yonder stall.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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