The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

To Earth From Heaven Glad Tidings I Unfold

Words: Translated from the Latin by Mr. J. D. Chambers

Music: Mr. Herbert Stephen Irons
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #125

1. To earth from Heaven glad tidings I unfold,
The Angel cries, Christ Lord of world is born
In Bethlehem Judah, as the Seers foretold,
                    This hallowed Morn.

2. Him do the joyful Choir of Angels sing,
The Star declares; Him Eastern Princes greet,
And mystic gifts in adoration bring,
                    Oblations meet;

3. Incense to God, and Myrrh to grace His Tomb,
For tribute to their King, a golden store;
One they revere, three with three offerings come
                    And Three adore!

4. All glory to the One yet Triune Lord,
To God and to His Royal Offspring give;
So to the Spirit, Which of Both outpoured,
                    True hearts receive.

Sheet Music from Chope

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