Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.@Isaiah 9:6
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Adoration of the Shepherds

Christopher Wordsworth, Holy Year, first edition, 1862.

England’s Lane traditional English melody; arranged by Geoffrey T. Shaw, 1919 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Christopher Wordsworth (1807-1885)

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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