Unto Us A Child Is Born

"Unto us a child is born, Unto us a son is given!" Rejoice, ye sinners, sad forlorn

Author: Anonymous
Tune: CANA (Damantius)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 "Unto us a child is born,
Unto us a son is giv’n!"
Rejoice, ye sinners, sad, forlorn,
He intercedes with angry Heav’n.
Wonderful, shall be His name,
God, whose reign shall never cease,
Counselor, of mighty fame,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

2 "Unto us a child is born,
Unto us a son is giv’n!"
The world from Satan’s grasp is torn,
Immanuel reigns o’er earth and Heav’n.
On Him the government shall rest;
His kingdom ever shall extend;
With judgment, peace and justice blest,
His happy reign shall never end.

3 Sinners, rejoice, though sad, forlorn—
Though trembling ’neath the wrath of Heav’n—
A Savior unto thee is born,
Thy ransom’s paid—the pardon giv’n!
Who shall the mighty deed perform?
Who shall exalt Him to His throne?
The Lord, who made the feeble worm—
The Lord of hosts, the Lord alone.

5 Sinners, hail th’ auspicious morn,
Echo back the song to Heav’n—
"Unto us a child is born,
Unto us a son is giv’n!"
Lo, where bursting from the sky,
Angels celebrate His birth;
Glory be to God on high!
Goodwill t’wards men, and peace on earth.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12386

Author: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: "Unto us a child is born, Unto us a son is given!" Rejoice, ye sinners, sad forlorn
Title: Unto Us A Child Is Born
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 7.7.8.8 D
Source: Christmas Minstrelsy by Joseph Williams and Henry Gauntlett (London and Mancehster: Novello & Bremner, 1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12386
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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