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 H. Kurzenknabe & William W. Bentley (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: J. H. Kurzenknabe & Sons, 1891), number 94.

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

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.


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.


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