Now every child that dwells on earth

Now every child that dwells on earth

Author: Eleanor H. Farjeon
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Now every child that dwells on earth,
Stand up, stand up and sing:
The passing night has given birth
Unto the children's King.
Sing sweet as the flute,
Sing clear as the horn,
Sing joy of the children,
Come Christmas the morn:
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus
Our brother is born.
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus,
Our brother is born.

2 Now all the children of the lord,
Rise up on Christmas Even:
the passing night will hear the Word
That is the voice of heaven,
Sing sweet as the flute,
Sing clear as the horn,
Sing joy of the angels,
Come, Christmas the morn:
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus
Our brother is born.
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus,
Little Christ Jesus,
Our brother is born.

Source: The Hymnal for Boys and Girls #173

Author: Eleanor H. Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon, (born Feb. 13, 1881, London--died June 5, 1965, Hampstead, London), English writer for children whose magical but unsentimental tales, which often mock the behaviour of adults, earned her a revered place in many British nurseries. The daughter of a British novelist and granddaughter of a U.S. actor, Eleanor Farjeon grew up in the bohemian literary and dramatic circles of London. Attending opera and theatre at 4 and writing on her father’s typewriter at 7, Farjeon came to public attention at 16 as the librettist of an opera, with music by her brother Harry, which was produced by the Royal Academy of Music. Her success with Nursery Rhymes of London Town (1916), simple tunes originally for adults but adapted and sung i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now every child that dwells on earth
Author: Eleanor H. Farjeon

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Worship (3rd ed.) #394
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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