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201. He Is Born

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He is born, the divine Christ child,
play the oboe and bagpipes merrily!
He is born, the holy child,
sing we all of the Savior mild.

1 Through long ages of the past
prophets have foretold his coming;
through long ages of the past,
now the time has come at last! [Refrain]

2 Oh, how lovely, oh, how pure
is this perfect child of heaven;
oh, how lovely, oh, how pure
gracious gift of God sent down. [ Refrain]

3 Jesus, Lord of all the world,
coming as a child among us;
Jesus, Lord of all the world,
grant to us your heavenly peace. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Through long ages of the past
Title: He Is Born
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: 1 Peter 1:10-12
Source: French carol
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is born, the divine Christ child
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Arranger: Donald P. Hustad, 1918-
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major
Source: French carol
Copyright: Music Arr. © 1990 Hope Publishing Company

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