1 Listen, catch the Christmas strain,
Hearken to the song from heav’n,
“Unto us a Child is born!
Unto us a Son is giv’n!”
‘Twas of Christ the prophet sang,
Sing today of Christ your King!
Nineteen hundred years ago
Shepherds heard the angels sing!
Glory be to God on high!
Peace on earth, on earth goodwill to men.
2 “Unto us a Son is giv’n!”
Came that Son to Mary mild;
“Unto us a Child is born!”
Judah’s manger held that Child. [Refrain]
3 “Wonderful” His name today,—
Counsel free He gives to all;
“Mighty God!” He rules the sea;—
“Tender Father;”—hears our call. [Refrain]
4 “Prince of Peace:’—oh, truest name!
Peace He freely doth bestow;
Peace remaining deep and calm,
While the ages ebb and flow. [Refrain]
Display Title: Unto Us A Child Is BornFirst Line: Listen, catch the Christmas strainTune Title: BASILICATAAuthor: Flora KirklandMeter: 126.96.36.199.77Source: Uplifted Voices by Adam Geibel and R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia: Adam Geibel Music company, 1901)