On This Day Everywhere

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1 On this day everywhere
children’s songs fill the air,
greet the child, new and fair,
Christmas gift so holy,
born in stable lowly.

Ideo-o-o. Ideo-o-o.
Ideo gloria in excelsis Deo!

2 Sweet the babe, strange his bed,
manger hay round his head,
cattle there in the shed;
Mary, Joseph by him,
shepherds drawing nigh him. [Refrain]

3 Magi three find their way
by a star’s shining ray
to the child in the hay;
give their wondrous presents,
gold and myrrh and incense. [Refrain]

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #249

Text Information

First Line: On this day everywhere
Title: On This Day Everywhere
Source: Composite 1958, based on Theodoric Petri's Piae Cantiones, 1582
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Ideo, ideo, ideo gloria in excelsis
Copyright: Public Domain



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Singing the Living Tradition #249

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