177. He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child

[Refrain:]
He is born, the divine Christ Child,
play the oboe and bagpipes merrily!
He is born, the holy Child,
sing we all of the Savior mild.

1 Through long ages of the past
prophets have foretold his coming;
through long ages of the past,
now the time has come at last!

2 O how lovely, O how pure
is this perfect Child of heaven;
O how lovely, O how pure
gracious gift of God sent down.

3 Jesus, Lord of all the world,
coming as a Child among us,
Jesus, Lord of all the world,
grant to us thy heavenly peace.

[French:]
Il est né, le divin Enfant,
jouez hautbois, rèsonnez musettes!
Il est né, le divin Enfant,
chantons tous son avènement!

Text Information
First Line: Through long ages of the past
Title: He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child
Translator: Anonymous
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Galatians 4:4; Luke 2:11; Luke 2:13
Source: Traditional French carol, 19th C.
Language: English; French
Refrain First Line: He is born, the divine Christ Child
Tune Information
Name: IL EST NÉ
Harmonizer: Donald P. Hustad (1989)
Meter: Irregular
Key: F Major
Source: Traditional French melody, 18th C.
Copyright: Music © 1990 Hope Publishing Company



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