He Is Born, the Divine Christ Child
Words: Traditional 19th Century French origin
Tune: IL EST NÉ, Traditional 18th Century French origin
Key signature: G major (1 sharp)
Refrain: He is born, the divine Christ child, Play the oboe and bagpipes merrily! He is born, the divine Christ 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 to man!
3. Jesus, Lord of all the world, Coming as a child among us, Jesus, Lord of all the world, Grant to us Thy heav’nly peace.