Scripture Verse

Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. Isaiah 9:6


Adoration of the Shepherds

Words: Chris­to­pher Words­worth, Ho­ly Year, first ed­i­tion, 1862.

Music: Eng­land’s Lane tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish tune. Ar­ranged by Geoffrey T. Shaw, 1919 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Shaw (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Christopher Wordsworth


Sing, O sing, this blessèd morn,
Unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given,
God Himself comes down from Heav’n.


Sing, O sing, this blessèd morn,
Jesus Christ today is born.

God of God, and Light of Light,
Come with mercies infinite,
Joining in a wondrous plan
Heaven to earth and God to man.


God with us, Emmanuel,
Deigns forever more to dwell;
He on Adam’s fallen race
Sheds the fullness of His grace.


God comes down that man may rise,
Lifted by Him to the skies;
Christ is Son of Man that we
Sons of God in Him may be.


O renew us, Lord, we pray,
With Thy Spirit day by day,
That we ever one may be
With the Father and with Thee.