Andersen, Hans Christian, son of poor parents, was born at Odense, Denmark, April 2, 1805, and died Aug. 4, 1875. He is well known as a poet, and a writer for children. His Christmas Carol, "Child Jesus comes from heavenly height," translated from the Danish, is in The Evangelical Hymnal, N. Y., 1880.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Display Title: Child Jesus came from heav'n to earthFirst Line: Child Jesus came from heav'n to earthTune Title: [Child Jesus came from heav'n to earth]Author: Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)Date: 1903