248. On This Day Earth Shall Ring

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:
Id-e-o-o-o, id-e-o-o-o, id-e-o,
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 M. Joseph
Publication Date: 1989
Meter: 666.66 with Refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:6-14
Topic: Christ's Gracious Life: Birth and Baptism; Christian Year: Christmas; Christian Year: Epiphany
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Language: English; Latin
Refrain First Line: Ideo, Ideo
Tune Information
Name: PERSONENT HODIE
Arranger: Gustav Holst (1925)
Meter: 666.66 with Refrain
Key: e minor or modal
Source: Piae Cantiones, 1582 (melody)



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