Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11

From an 18th Century manuscript in the Bo­del­i­an Library at the University of Ox­ford.

Truro, from Psalm­o­dia Evan­gel­i­ca, by Thom­as Will­iams, 1789 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Awake, ye nations of the earth,
And celebrate the Savior’s birth;
With grateful hearts salute the morn,
On which the Savior, Christ was born.

The shining hosts, on wings of love,
Flew swiftly from the courts above;
With acclamation from the skies,
And seized the shepherds with surprise.

The heavenly choir around did sing:
This day is born the Savior-King.
They swell their notes to praise again,
Glory to God, goodwill to men.