Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
Words: F. E. Pettingell, 1890. Appeared in Fair as the Morning, edited by John Kurzenknabe & William W. Bentley (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: J. H. Kurzenknabe & Sons, 1891), number 94.
If you know Pettingell’s full name, or where to get a good photo of her (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Christ is born, the promised Savior,
Heaven with joyous music rings;
Christ is born, the Lord’s anointed,
Prince of peace and King of kings.
Round the earth the message send:
Never shall His kingdom end.
Though His infant head was cradled
In a manger of the khan,
Angel hosts are His attendants,
Son of God and Son of man.
Christ is born, O blessèd story!
Ages old, yet ever new;
Christ is born, extol, enshrine Him,
Give the King His rightful due.