1 Unto us a boy is born!
King of all creation,
came he to a world forlorn,
the Lord of every nation.
2 Cradled in a stall was he
with sleepy cows and asses;
but the very beasts could see
that he us all surpasses.
3 Herod then with fear was filled:
'A prince', he said, 'in Jewry!'
All the little boys he killed
at Bethlem in his fury.
4 Now may Mary's son, who came
so long ago to love us,
lead us all with hearts aflame
unto the joys above us.
5 Omega and Alpha he!
Let the organ thunder,
while the choir with peals of glee
now rend the air asunder.
Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #293
|First Line:||Unto us a boy is born|
|Title:||Unto Us a Boy Is Born|
|Latin Title:||Puer nobis nascitur|
|Translator:||Percy Dearmer (1928)|
|Source:||Latin carol, 15th cent.|
|Copyright:||From The Oxford Book of Carols © 1964. Oxford University Press.|