Scripture Verse

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Robert Lowry (1826–1899)

Words: Ju­lia A. Ma­thews, in Pure Gold, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1871), page 83.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ma­thews (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Let Hea­ven with mu­sic ring,
While joy­ous child­ren sing
Of Christ the Lord;
The won­drous sto­ry tell
Of Him who loved us well,
Who came on earth to dwell—
The Son of God.

He came, a lit­tle child,
Sinless and un­de­filed,
Our hearts to win;
In man­ger low was laid
That no­ble, king­ly head;
The sac­ri­fice was made
To van­quish sin.

Now, kneel­ing at His feet,
The Christ Child hum­bly greet,
His praise pro­long;
Well might that sweet birth night
With ra­di­ant stars grow bright,
When Christ came down in light,
With an­gels’ song.