126. Jesus, Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child

Jesus, Jesus, O what a wonderful child.
Jesus, Jesus, so holy, meek and mild;
new life, new hope the child will bring.
Listen to the angels sing:
“Glory, glory, glory!”
Let the heavens ring.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Jesus, O what a wonderful child
Title: Jesus, Jesus, O What a Wonderful Child
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14; Luke 2:27-35; Luke 2:40-52
Topic: Christian Year: Nativity/Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany; Hope1 more...
Source: African American; alt.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: WONDERFUL CHILD
Harmonizer: Jeffrey Radford
Arranger: Horace Clarence Boyer (2000)
Meter: Irregular
Key: G Major or modal
Source: African American
Copyright: Arr. © 2000 Horace Clarence Boyer; Harm. © 1992 The Pilgrim Press


Text Information:

Specific sources for the words and the music of this piece from the African American heritage remain uncertain. The predictable rhymes suggest that, like “Jesus, the Light of the World” (see no. 127), it may have originated as a reflection on an existing Christmas carol.


Media
Audio recording: Audio (MP3)
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