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141. On This Day Earth Shall Ring

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1 On this day earth shall ring
with the song children sing
to the Lord, Christ our King,
born on earth to save us;
him the Father gave us.

Refrain:
Ideooo, ideooo,
ideo gloria in excelsis Deo!

2 His the doom, ours the mirth;
when he came down to earth
Bethlehem saw his birth;
ox and ass beside him
from the cold would hide him. [Refrain]

3 God's bright star, o'er his head,
wise men three to him led;
kneel they low by his bed,
lay their gifts before him,
praise him and adore him. [Refrain]

4 On this day angels sing;
with their song earth shall ring,
praising Christ, heaven’s King,
born on earth to save us;
peace and love he gave us. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: On this day earth shall ring
Title: On This Day Earth Shall Ring
Translator: Jane Marion Joseph (1917 c.)
Refrain First Line: Ideooo, ideooo
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6 with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Christian Year: Reign of Christ (1 more...)
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Copyright: © 1924, ren. J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Notes: Now Public Domain. *Therefore, glory to God in the highest.
Tune Information
Name: PERSONENT HODIE
Arranger: Gustav Holst (1917 c.)
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6 with refrain
Key: C Major
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Copyright: Arr. © 1924, ren. J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.
Notes: Now Public Domain. Guitar chords do not correspond with keyboard harmony.


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Although this Latin carol for Christmas may have roots several centuries older than its 16th-century emergence, the text was all in one language until its 20th-century translator chose to adopt the original last two lines of the fourth stanza as a unifying refrain in all stanzas.


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