381. Unto Us a Boy Is Born

1 Unto us a boy is born!
The King of all creation,
Came he to a world forlorn,
The Lord of ev'ry nation.

2 Cradled in a stall was he
With sleepy cows and asses;
But the very beasts could see
That he the world surpasses.

3 Herod then with fear was filled:
"A prince," he said, "in Jewry!"
And all the little boys he killed
At Bethlehem in his fury.

4 Now may Mary's son, who came
So long ago to love us;
Lead us all with hearts aflame
Unto the joys above us.

5 Alpha and Omega he!
Now let the organ thunder,
While the choir with peals of glee
Shall rend the air asunder.

Text Information
First Line: Unto us a boy is born!
Title: Unto Us a Boy Is Born
Latin Title: Puer nobis nascitur
Translator: Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Christmas; Christmas Season; Children's Hymns (3 more...)
Source: Latin, 15th C.
Copyright: Tr. © Oxford University Press
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Geoffrey Shaw, 1879-1943
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Key: D Major
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Copyright: Harm. © A. R. Mowbray and Co., Ltd.

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