For Christmas Eve
Text based on Luke 2: 1-18
Translation: Henry William Dulcken
Source: H. W. Dulcken, ed., Golden Harp (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1866), p. 137.
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS CAROL.
(Sung three hundred years ago.)
From heaven high I've wandered forth, To bring glad tidings down on earth ; Good store of tidings glad I bring, Whereof I'll speak, whereof I'll sing. For unto you a child this morn Is of a chosen Virgin born ; A beauteous Child, so fair to see, Your joy and comfort it shall be. For he is Jesus Christ our Lord, Who unto all shall help afford ; To be our Saviour He doth deign To cleanse us from each sinful stain. Salvation 'mong you He will share That God the Father did prepare, That in the heavenly kingdom ye Might come to dwell eternally.
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