A Child is Born, the Birth Proclaim

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A child is born,--the birth proclaim,
A son is given,--declare his name;
Messiah, from the Fall foretold,
The Deity in human mould;
--That mould from which, God's image lost
In Eden at so dire a cost,
The new creation shall restore,
And guilt efface its lines no more.

Hail! to His rising from afar,
He is the bright and morning star;
His healing beams, ye nations, bless,
He is the Sun of Righteousness
To save His people from their sins,
Jesus His suffering life begins;
Ere long as Christ our sacrifice,
The Holy and the Just One dies.

Again His glorious name record,
As David's Son and David's Lord;
He mounts the mediatorial throne,
To claim earth's kingdoms for his own:
Him every eye again shall see
Descend in power and majesty,
His ransom'd in the clouds to meet,
And put all foes beneath his feet.



Source: Sacred Poems and Hymns #33

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A child is born, the birth proclaim
Title: A Child is Born, the Birth Proclaim
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CREATION (Haydn)

The tune CREATION is taken from the chorus “The Heavens Are Telling” from the well known oratorio The Creation (1798) by Franz Joseph Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1732; d. Vienna, Austria, 1809). Haydn's life was relatively uneventful, but his artistic legacy was truly astounding. He began his mus…

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