126. Jesus, Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child

Jesus, Jesus, O what a wonderful child.
Jesus, Jesus, so holy, meek and mild;
new life, new hope the child will bring.
Listen to the angels sing:
“Glory, glory, glory!”
Let the heavens ring.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Jesus, O what a wonderful child
Title: Jesus, Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Hope (1 more...)
Source: African American; alt.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Jeffrey Radford
Arranger: Horace Clarence Boyer (2000)
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major
Source: African American
Copyright: Harm. © 1992 The Pilgrim Press; Arr. © 2000 Horace Clarence Boyer

Text Information:

Specific sources for the words and the music of this piece from the African American heritage remain uncertain. The predictable rhymes suggest that, like “Jesus, the Light of the World” (see no. 127), it may have originated as a reflection on an existing Christmas carol.

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