Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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John B. Dykes (1823-1876)

Unknown author, probably 14th or 15th Century (In natali Domini); translated from Latin to English by Richard F. Littledale in Christmas Carols New and Old, by Henry R. Bramley & John Stainer (London: Novello, Ewer & Company, 1871), pages 30-31.

John B. Dykes (🔊 pdf nwc).

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From Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871

On the birthday of the Lord
Angels joy in glad accord,
And they sing in sweetest tone,
Glory be to God alone,
Glory be to God alone.

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God is born of maiden fair,
Mary doth the Savior bear;
Mary ever pure, Mary ever pure.

These good news an angel told
To the shepherds by their fold,
Told them of the Savior’s birth,
Told them of the joy for earth,
Told them of the joy for earth.

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Born is now Emmanuel,
He, announced by Gabriel,
He, whom prophets old attest,
Cometh from His Father’s breast,
Cometh from His Father’s breast.

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Born today is Christ the child,
Born of Mary undefiled,
Born the king and Lord we own;
Glory be to God alone,
Glory be to God alone.

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