To us a child, of royal birth

Representative Text

1 To us a child of royal birth,
heir of the promises, is given;
the invisible appears on earth,
the son of man, the God of heaven.

2 A saviour born, in love supreme
he comes our fallen souls to raise;
he comes his people to redeem
with all the fulness of his grace.

3 The Christ by raptured seers foretold,
filled with the eternal Spirit’s power,
Prophet, and Priest, and King behold,
the Lord of all the worlds adore.

4 The Lord of hosts, the God most high,
who quits his throne on earth to live,
we welcome now with holy joy,
with faith into our hearts receive.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #308

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >



MACHS MIT MIR was first published in the collection of music Das ander Theil des andern newen Operis Geistlicher Deutscher Lieder (1605) by Bartholomäus Gesius (b. Münchenberg, near Frankfurt, Germany, c. 1555; d. Frankfurt, 1613). A prolific composer, Gesius wrote almost exclusively for the churc…

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William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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The Cyber Hymnal #6970
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Methodist Tune Book: a collection of tunes adapted to the Methodist Hymn book #41


Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #45

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #64


The Cyber Hymnal #6970


Together in Song #308

Include 37 pre-1979 instances
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