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

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.

Fair­lop John H. Kurz­en­kna­be, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John H. Kurzenknabe
(1840–1927)

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.

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Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Round the earth the message send:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
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.

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Christ is born, O blessèd story!
Ages old, yet ever new;
Christ is born, extol, enshrine Him,
Give the King His rightful due.

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