212. On This Day Earth Shall Ring

1 On this day earth shall ring
with the song children sing
to the Lord Christ our King,
born on earth to save us;
him the Father gave us:

Ideo-o-o, Ideo-o-o, Ideo gloria in excelsis Deo!

2 His the doom, ours the mirth
when he came down to earth,
Bethlehem saw his birth;
ox and ass beside him
from the cold would hide him: (Refrain)

3 God's bright star o'er his head,
wise men three to him led,
kneeling low by his bed,
lay their gifts before him,
praise him and adore him: (Refrain)

4 On this day angels sing;
with their song earth shall ring,
praising Christ, heaven's King,
born on earth to save us;
peace and love he gave us: (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: On this day earth shall ring
Title: On This Day Earth Shall Ring
Translator: Jane M. Joseph
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 666.66 with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11
Topic: Jesus Christ: Epiphany and Youth
Source: Piae Cantiones (1582)
Language: English; Latin
Refrain First Line: Ideo-o-o, gloria in excelsis Deo!
Tune Information
Arranger: Gustav Holst (1925)
Meter: 666.66 with refrain
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Piae Cantiones (1582)
Copyright: Arr. copyright © 1924 by J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd., used by permissionof G. Schirmer, Inc., U.S. agents

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