221. Infant Holy

1 Infant holy, infant lowly,
for his bed a cattle stall;
oxen lowing, little knowing
Christ the babe is Lord of all.
Swift are winging angels singing,
noels ringing, tidings bringing:
Christ the babe is Lord of all!

2 Flocks were sleeping; shepherds keeping
vigil till the morning new
saw the glory, heard the story,
tidings of a gospel true.
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
praises voicing, greet the morrow:
Christ the babe was born for you.

Text Information
First Line: Infant holy, infant lowly
Title: Infant Holy
Paraphraser: Edith M. G. Reed (c. 1925)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Wzlobie lezy, Polish carol
Copyright: Paraphrase copyright © 1925, used by permission of Bell & Hyman Ltd.
Notes: Now Public Domain.
Tune Information
Harmonizer: David Hugh Jones (1953)
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Traditional Polish tune
Copyright: Harmonization from the Hymnbook, copyright MCMLV by John Ribble, renewed 1983, used by permission of Westminster Press

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