Scripture Verse

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called wonderful, counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6


Percy Dearmer (1867–1936)

Words: From the Moos­burg Gra­du­al, cir­ca 1360 (Pu­er no­bis nas­ci­tur). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Per­cy Dear­mer, 1928.

Music: Lasst uns alle Ge­sang­buch, an­der Teil (Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny: 1632) (🔊 pdf nwc).


Unto us a boy is born,
King of all cre­ation:
Came He to world for­lorn,
Lord of ev­ery na­tion.

Cradled in a stall was He
’Midst the cows and ass­es;
But the ve­ry beasts could see
He all men sur­pass­es.

Herod then with fear was filled:
A prince, he said, in Jew­ry!
All the li­ttle boys he killed
At Beth­l’em in his fury.

Now may Ma­ry’s son, who came
Long ago to love us,
Lead us all with hearts aflame
To the joys above us.

Alpha and Ome­ga He!
Let the or­gan thun­der,
While the choir with peals of glee
Rends the air asun­der.