Scripture Verse

…in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11


Words: Ri­chard R. Chope, Ca­rols for Use in Church (Lon­don: Will­iam Clowes & Sons, 1894), num­ber 8.

Music: Tra­di­tion­al Eng­lish tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Chope (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


This day a child is born,
Offspring of God’s pure love,
True Word, the Ev­er­last­ing,
And Wis­dom from above!


Noel, No­el, No­el!
All through the day we sing,
To greet the lov­ing Sav­ior,
Our pro­phet, priest and king.

This day is Je­sus born,
Made flesh the Son of Man,
Who erst did reign in glo­ry,
Before the world be­gan!


This day a child is born,
Creator, King and Lord,
In ma­jes­ty all glo­ri­ous,
By Heav’n and earth ad­ored.


This day the light has come,
Bright beam of peace and love,
Way, truth, and life, sure guid­ance,
To our blest home above!


This day the Shep­herd came
To shep­herds in the field,
That we, His sheep, might find Him,
And He to death might yield.


One day our judge will come,
And all shall hear His voice;
That day, sweet Je­sus, bid us,
With all Thy sheep, re­joice!