Scripture Verse

For unto us a child is born…the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Introduction

Words: Will­iam H. Dra­per (1855–1933).

Music: The Prince of Peace Cy­ril E. Bark­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know when the words or mu­sic were writ­ten, or where to get a good pho­to of Bar­ker (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William H. Draper
(1855–1933)

Lyrics

Hush, all ye sounds of war, ye nations all be still,
A voice of heav’nly joy steals over vale and hill,
O hear the angels sing the captive world’s release,
This day is born in Bethlehem the Prince of Peace.

No more divided be, ye families of men,
Old enmity forget, old friendship knit again,
In the new year of God let brothers’ love increase,
This day is born in Bethlehem the Prince of Peace.