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When Christ Was Born of Mary FreeHarleian Manuscript

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
019When Christ Was BornArthur H. Brown (1830-1926)Irregular

1When Christ was born of Mary free,
In Bethlehem, that fair citie.
Angels sang there with mirth and glee,
In excelsis Gloria.
In excelsis Gloria,
In excelsis Gloria,
In excelsis Gloria,
In excelsis Gloria.
2Herdsmen beheld these Angels bright,
To them appearing with great light,
Who said, God’s son is born tonight,
“In excelsis Gloria.”
3The King is come to save mankind,
As in Scripture truths we find,
Therefore this song we have in mind,
“In excelsis Gloria.”
4Then, dear Lord, for Thy great grace,
Grant us in bliss to see Thy face,
That we may sing to Thy Solace,
“In excelsis Gloria.”
Matthew1:16And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Luke19:10For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Revelation22:4And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

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