The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Children Here On Earth Who Dwell

Words: H. Knight

Music: Henry Knight

MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 285, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Children here on earth who dwell,
Listen to the story,
How the Lord, who loves you well,
Left His throne of glory,
Coming down an Infant poor,
Souls to save for evermore.

2. Shepherds oíer their flocks by night,
Faithful watch were keeping,
When from heavín a wondrous light
Shone while earth was sleeping;
Angels sang right gladly then,
"Peace, good-will henceforth to men."

3. "Unto you is born this day,
Full of tender pity
Christ, your King, oh, haste away
Unto Davidís city;
There, within a lowly shed
Your dear Lord doth lay His head."

4. Those sweet songs the Angels sang,
Faith still hears them singing,
Once with joy heavínís arches rang,
Now our bells are ringing:
Joyful tones shall pierce the sky,
Praising Him who dwells on high.

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