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

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.