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Christmas Carols, New and Old017
A Child This Day Is BornTraditional Carol

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
017A Child This Day Is BornTraditional CarolIrregular

1A child this day is born,
A child of high renown;
Most worthy of a scepter,
A scepter and a crown.
Glad tidings to all men,
Glad tidings sing we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born on Christmas-Day.
2These tidings shepherds heard
Whilst watching o’er their fold;
’Twas by an Angel unto them
That night revealed and told.
3Then was there with the Angel
An host incontinent
Of heavenly bright soldiers,
All from the highest sent.
4They praised the Lord our God
And our celestial King:
All glory be in Paradise,
This heavenly host do sing.
5All glory be to God,
That sitteth still on high,
With praises and with triumph great,
And joyful melody.

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