The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

To Us A Child Of Hope Is Born

Words: John Morrison, 1781, alt.

Music: "I Do Believe," Traditional English melody

1. To us a Child of hope is born,
To us a Son is giv'n,
Him shall the tribes of earth obey,
Him all the hosts of heav'n.

2. His Name shall be the Prince of Peace,
Forevermore adorned,
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The great and mighty Lord.

3. His pow'r, increasing, still shall spread,
His reign no end shall know,
Justice shall guard His throne above,
And peace abound below.

4. To us a Child of hope is born,
To us a Son is giv'n,
The Wonderful, the Counselor,
The mighty Lord of heav'n.

Sheet Music from Ralph Dunstan, The Cornish Song Book (London: Reid Bros., Ltd., 1929), p. 121.
Communicated by Mrs. E. Jewell, Holsworthy, Devon (formerly of Stratton, Cornwall)
Tune: "Oatlands"

Sheet Music by Dr. L. Mason from John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #14, p. 33.

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