Scripture Verse

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


Words: Hel­en W. Sel­by, in Ca­rols Old and Ca­rols New, ed­it­ed by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­s­achu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916), num­ber 578.

Music: Al­fred Mof­fat (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Sel­by or Mof­fat (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Carol, Christian children,
Let your voices ring;
Is not this the birthday
Of our heav’nly king?


Jesus unto us is born!
Now the dawning sweetly
Breaks on Christmas morn.

Choirs of holy angels
Swell the mighty throng
Solemnly at midnight,
Chanting loud and long!


Carol, Christian children,
For ’tis Christmas time,
And the bells are ringing
Merrily their chime!