12363. To Us, To Us, A Child Is Born

1 To us, to us a child is born,
Arise and hail the glorious morn;
Come, let us praise the God of Heav’n,
To us, to us a son is giv’n!

2 To us, the guilty race of man,
He comes! An infant of a span!
O let us sing His wondrous love,
Which brings salvation from above.

3 He comes, all potent, to sustain
In government an endless name;
Sinners, rejoice and spread His fame,
In Counsel Wonderful His name.

4 The mighty God—the Prince of Peace,
Whose kingdom never shall decrease;
The Everlasting Father’s come—
How strange! A servant—from the womb!

5 With angels let our souls adore
The virgin’s son—The Prince of Power;
Jesus! with praise inspire our tongues,
And then accept our grateful songs.

6 All praise to God for grace divine!
The hymn let saints and seraphs join;
Let Heaven with hallelujahs ring
While we adore our new-born king.

Text Information
First Line: To us, to us a child is born
Title: To Us, To Us, A Child Is Born
Author: Susanna Harrison, 1752-1784
Language: English
Source: Songs in the Night (4th ed.) (Ipswich, England: Punchard & Jermyn, 1788)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: CRADLE SONG by William J. Kirkpatrick
Tune Information
Composer: James Ramsey Murray
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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