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To Us, To Us, A Child Is Born

Representative Text

1 To us, to us a child is born,
Arise and hail the glorious morn;
Come, let us praise the God of Heav’n,
To us, to us a son is giv’n!

2 To us, the guilty race of man,
He comes! An infant of a span!
O let us sing His wondrous love,
Which brings salvation from above.

3 He comes, all potent, to sustain
In government an endless name;
Sinners, rejoice and spread His fame,
In Counsel Wonderful His name.

4 The mighty God—the Prince of Peace,
Whose kingdom never shall decrease;
The Everlasting Father’s come—
How strange! A servant—from the womb!

5 With angels let our souls adore
The virgin’s son—The Prince of Power;
Jesus! with praise inspire our tongues,
And then accept our grateful songs.

6 All praise to God for grace divine!
The hymn let saints and seraphs join;
Let Heaven with hallelujahs ring
While we adore our new-born king.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12363

Author: Susannah Harrison

Harrison, Susanna, invalided from her work as a domestic servant at the age of 20, published Songs in the Night, 1780. This included 133 hymns, and passed through ten editions. She is known by "Begone, my worldly cares, away," and "O happy souls that love the Lord." Born in 1752 and died Aug. 3, 1784. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: To us, to us a Child is born
Title: To Us, To Us, A Child Is Born
Author: Susannah Harrison
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


MUELLER (Murray)

With the original two-stanza text, AWAY IN A MANGER was first published in James R. Murray's Dainty Songs for Little Lads and Lasses (1887) and initialed “J. R. M.” Murray (b. Andover, MA, 1841; d. Cincinnati, OH, 1905) compiled the songbook and is now thought to be the tune's composer. However,…

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The Cyber Hymnal #12363
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The Cyber Hymnal #12363

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