The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Child Jesus Came to Earth this Day

Words: Translated From the Danish Of Hans Christian Andersen
Translator Unknown

Music: Niels W. Gade
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #359.

1. Child Jesus came to earth this day
To save our sinners dying
And cradle in the straw and hay
The Holy One is lying

2. The stars shone down the child to greet
The lowing Oxon. kiss the feet
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Child Jesus

Christ is Born this Evening
Christ is born this evening
Let us go rejoicing!
Though the night is gloomy
Day will soon be dawning!
Angels from on high are singing
To the one who comes from Heaven
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo!

3. Shepherds hasten yonder
Where the Babe most Holy
In this cold December
Lies in manger lowly

See the star on high is gleaming
O'er the lovely infant beaming!
Gloria, Gloria, Gloria in excelsis Deo!

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