Scripture Verse

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


Hans C. Andersen (1805–1875)

Words: Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen (1805–1875) (Barn Je­sus i en krybbe lå). Trans­lat­or un­known: this trans­la­tion ap­peared in Church Hymns and Tunes (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1909), num­ber 143.

Music: Niels W. Gade (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know the trans­la­tor, or when the words or mu­sic were writ­ten,

Niels W. Gade (1817–1890)


Child Je­sus comes from heav’n­ly height
To save us from sin’s keep­ing;
On man­ger straw, in dark­some night,
The Bless­èd One lies sleep­ing.
The star smiles down, the an­gels greet,
The ox­en kiss the baby’s feet;
Alleluia, al­le­lu­ia,
Child Je­sus, Christ the Lord.

Take cour­age, soul in grief cast down,
Forget the bit­ter deal­ing;
A child is born in Da­vid’s town
To touch all souls with heal­ing.
Then let us go and seek the Child,
Children like Him, meek, un­de­filed.
Alleluia, al­le­lu­ia,
Child Je­sus, Christ the Lord.