Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

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Lyrics

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.