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This Day a Child Is Born

This day a child is born

Author: Richard R. Chope (1894)
Tune: [This day a child is born]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. This day a child is born,
Offspring of God’s pure love,
True Word, the Everlasting,
And Wisdom from above!

Noel, Noel, Noel!
All through the day we sing,
To greet the loving Savior,
Our prophet, priest and king.

2. This day is Jesus born,
Made flesh the Son of Man,
Who erst did reign in glory,
Before the world began! [Refrain]

3. This day a child is born,
Creator, King and Lord,
In majesty all glorious,
By Heav’n and earth adored. [Refrain]

4. This day the light has come,
Bright beam of peace and love,
Way, truth, and life, sure guidance,
To our blest home above! [Refrain]

5. This day the Shepherd came
To shepherds in the field,
That we, His sheep, might find Him,
And He to death might yield. [Refrain]

6. One day our judge will come,
And all shall hear His voice;
That day, sweet Jesus, bid us,
With all Thy sheep, rejoice! [Refrain]

Author: Richard R. Chope

Chope, Richard Robert, M.A., born Sept. 21, 1830, educated at Exeter College, Oxford, B.A., 1855, and took Holy Orders as Curate of Stapleton, 1856. During his residence at Stapleton the necessities of the Choir led him to plan his Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, published in 1857. In 1858 he took the Curacy of Sherborne, Dorset; in the following year that of Upton Scudamore, where he undertook the training of the Chorus of the Warminster district for the first Choral Festival in Salisbury Cathedral; and in 1861 that of Brompton. The enlarged edition of The Congregational Hymn Book was published 1862, and The Canticles, Psalter, &c, of the Prayer Book, Noted and Pointed, during the same year. In 1865 he was preferred to the parish of St.… Go to person page >

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First Line: This day a child is born
Title: This Day a Child Is Born
Author: Richard R. Chope (1894)
Source: Carols for Use in Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Limited, 1894), number 8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Noel, Noel, Noel!
Copyright: Public Domain


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