A Child This Day Is Born

A child this day is born

Tune: SANDYS (55175)
Published in 17 hymnals

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A CHILD this day is born,
A child of high renown,
Most worthy of a sceptre,
A sceptre and a crown.

Refrain:
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Nowell, sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessèd day.

2 These tidings shepherds heard
While watching o’er their fold;
‘Twas by an angel told them,
That night revealed and told.

3 They saw a host on high,
In robes of white arrayed,
Which said: Go ye to Bethlehem,
And be ye not afraid.

4 This day your Lord is born,
By name Immanuel,
Whom prophets long ago foretold
Should ransom Israel.

5 The shepherds joyful sped
To Bethlehem straightway,
And while with joy they hasten on
They chant this sacred lay:

6 All glory be to God
Who reigns enthroned on high,
Goodwill to men and peace on earth.
O wondrous melody!


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #72

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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #72

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