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A Child this day is born A Child of high




A Child this day is born,
A Child of high renown.
Most worthy of a scepter,
A scepter and a crown.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



The which the holy prophets
Spoke of long time before,
That from the fall of Adam
He should us all restore.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



This Child both God and Man
From Heaven down to us came,
He is the King of all Kings,
And Jesus is His Name.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



These tidings Shepherds heard
In their field watching their fold,
Was by an angel unto them
That night revealed and told.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



Who standing near by them
To them shinŤd so bright,
That they amazŤd were
At that most glorious sight.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



To whom the angel spoke,
Saying, ďBe not afraid;
Be glad, poor silly shepherds;
Why are you so dismayed?Ē

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



ďFor lo, I bring you tidings
Of gladness and of mirth,
Which cometh to all people by
This holy Infantís birth.Ē

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



ďHim hath God lifted up
As light and shepherdís horn,
Which in the city of David
This present time was born.Ē

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



ďThe only Son of God was He
The Lord and God most highest;
And He is the true Shepherd,
The young Child Jesus Christ.Ē

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



Then there was with the angel
A host incontinent
Of heavenly bright soldiers,
Which from the Highest was sent.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



Lauding the Lord our god,
And His celestial King;
ďAll glory be in paradise,Ē
This heavenly host did sing.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



ďGlory be unto our God,
That sitteth still on high,
With praises and with triumph great,
And joyful melody.Ē

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



But when this holy army
Of heavenly soldiers bright
Was unto God returnŤd
And vanished out of sight;

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



The shepherds hearts joyful
At this great glorious news
That the King of all kings
Was risen amongst the Jews.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



Without the least of hindrance
Anon they went in then,
And found the young Child Jesus Christ
Thus born in Bethlehem.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



And as the angel told them,
So to them did appear;
They found the young Child Jesus Christ
With Mary his mother dear.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



Now such a place it was
Where this was come to pass
For want of room this Child was laid
Betwixt an ox and ass.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



Not sumptuously, but simply
Was this young King arrayed,
A manger was the cradle
Where this young Child was laid.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



No pride at all was found
In this most holy Child,
But He being void of all sin
The Lamb of god most mild.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



His body unto bitter pains
He gave to set us free:
He is our Savior Jesus Christ
And none but only He.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.



To Father, Son and Holy Ghost
All glory be therefore,
To Whom be all dominion
Both now and evermore.

NoŽls, noŽls, noŽls,
NoŽls sing all we may,
Because the King of all kings
Was born this blessŤd day.


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      Dates: 1833,1871
      Bible Refs: Lk 2:11;
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      Name: A CHILD THIS DAY IS BORN
      Meter: .
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1833
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