The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

To Us This Morn A Child Is Born

Words: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Music: Tune Jog on, jog on the footpath way, an Elizabethan melody in the Mixo-lydian mode, harmonized by Charles Wood.

Source: Charles Wood and George Ratcliffe Woodward, The Cambridge Carol-Book, Being Fifty-Two Songs For Christmas, Easter, And Other Seasons (London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1924), #31

1. To us this morn a Child is born,
    His Father is none other
Than God the King of ev'ry thing,
    Maid Mary is His Mother.

2. Her Babe is Lord by all adored;
    Esaias has foreshown her;
Now came't to pass that ox and ass
    Bow'd down afore their owner.

3. When Herod heard the Mages' word,
    He smote the babes asunder
In all that coast, a blameless host,
    From two years old and under.

4. Now, faithful quire, bless God the Sire,
    Bless God the Spirit Holy,
Bless God, the Son ere time begun,
    Now lain in manger lowly.

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