The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

To Us a Child of Royal Birth

For Christmas

An Angel of the Lord
(most believe it is the Angel Gabriel)

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Luke, #1171. “Unto you is born this day,in the city of David,” Gospel of St. Luke ii. 11.

Music: "Truro," Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / XML
Meter: L.M.

Source: George Osborn, ed., The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley. Vol. 11 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1871), p. 117.

1 To us a Child of royal birth,
    Heir of the promises, is given;
The' Invisible appears on earth,
    The Son of Man, the God of heaven.

2 A Saviour born, in love supreme
    He comes our fallen souls to raise;
He comes His people to redeem
    With all His plenitude of grace.

3 The Christ, by raptured seers foretold,
    Filled with the' eternal Spirit's power;
Prophet, and Priest, and King behold,
    And Lord of all the worlds adore.

4 The Lord of hosts, the God most-high,
    Who quits His throne on earth to live,
With joy we welcome from the sky,
    With faith into our hearts receive.

Note:

Also found in Charles Wesley, Hymns for the Nation, and Hymns for the National Fast Day, 1782.

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