Scripture Verse

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


Words: Ar­thur F. M. Cus­tance, in The Church Hym­nal Re­vised, ed­it­ed by Charles L. Hutch­ins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1920), num­ber 652.

Music: To­ke­lau, an­cient He­re­ford­shire tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Arthur F. M. Custance (1867–1926)


Long years ago, on Christ­mas morn
The Sav­ior of man­kind was born;
And an­gels ca­roled at His birth,
Good will to men; peace on the earth.

Now af­ter years of gloom and strife,
The Christ Child brings us love and life,
Bids hat­red end and war­fare cease
In world-wide bro­ther­hood and peace.

O Holy Child, this Christ­mas morn,
Once more with­in our hearts be born.
Blest an­gels, chant your songs again,
On earth be peace, goodwill to men.