127. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

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,
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 the gospel true;
Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow,
Praises voicing greet the morrow,
Christ the babe was born for you,
Christ the babe was born for you.

Text Information
First Line: Infant holy, infant lowly
Title: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Translator: Edith M. Gellibrand Reed (1885-1933) (1921)
Meter: Irregular
Publication Date: 1985
Source: Polish carol
Tune Information
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 55117 12234 54321
Key: F Major or modal
Source: English carol melody, c. 13th century
Copyright: Arrangement copyright © by Australian Hymn Book Co.

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