Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.@Luke 2:12
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Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)

Thomas Kelly, Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnston, 1815), number 1.

Coronae William H. Monk, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Monk (1823-1889)

Christ is born, go tell the story,
Tell the nations of His birth:
Tell them that the Lord of glory
Comes from Heav’n to dwell on earth:
Let the tidings
Fill the world with sacred mirth.

See, He lies in yonder manger:
Prince of Life His title is,
Midst His own, and yet a stranger,
All things seen and unseen His.
Yet neglected:
Wonder, O ye heav’ns, at this.

See fulfilled, prophetic vision,
Unto us a child is born;
Though an object of derision,
Though the theme of human scorn:
Yet His people
Hail His birth, and cease to mourn.

Hail Emmanuel, child of promise,
Lord of all, in humble guise;
Long detained, and absent from us,
Come at length to bless our eyes:
Hail Emmanuel!
God the Savior, only wise!