A Child For Us Is Born This Day

A child for us is born this day

Translator: Anonymous
Tune: [The moon shines bright and stars give light]
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1 A child for us is born this day,
The angels’ king is He;
The Lord who over all has sway,
Nursed here vouchsafes to be.

2 In manger where the asses fed
The Child divine is laid;
Whom they as Christ acknowledgèd,
As King and Lord obeyed.

3 With joy the angels fillèd were,
And with the Lord do sing;
Glory to God above the sphere
In tuneful notes does ring.

4 Then Herod, who with fear was seized,
His envy great displays;
With slaughtered babes must be appeased,
Whose gore his fear allays.

5 Thou who wast born as on this day
Of virgin Mary pure,
Lead and conduct us in the way
To joys which e’er endure.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8388

Translator: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: A child for us is born this day
Title: A Child For Us Is Born This Day
Latin Title: Puer nobis nascitur
Translator: Anonymous
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: 15th Century or earlier
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8388
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