46. 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.

Refrain:
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.

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.

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.

Text Information
First Line: On this day earth shall ring
Title: On This Day Earth Shall Ring
Translator: Jane Marion Joseph
Refrain First Line: Ideo-o-o
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6 with refrain
Language: English; Latin
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: Kingship
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Copyright: Text and Music: Copyright © 1924 (Renewed) J. Curwen & Sons Ltd. International copyright secured. All rights reserves. Reprinted by permission.
Notes: Now Public Domain.
Tune Information
Name: PERSONENT HODIE
Arranger: Gustav Theodore Holst (1924)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6 with refrain
Key: e minor
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Copyright: Text and Music: Copyright © 1924 (Renewed) J. Curwen & Sons Ltd. International copyright secured. All rights reserves. Reprinted by permission.
Notes: Now Public Domain.



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