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Traditional carol, in Spiewniczek Piesni Koscielne, 1908.Translated from Polish to English by Edith M. Reed (1885-1933), 1921.Tune: W ZLOBIE LEZY, Polish carol, arranged by Edith M. Reed (1885-1933)Key signature: F major (1 flat)Meter: 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.Public DomainOrgan Performance at Hymns Without Words1. Infant holy, Infant lowly, for His bed a cattle stall; Oxen lowing, little knowing, Christ the Babe is Lord of all. Swift are winging angels singing, noels ringing, tidings bringing: Christ the Babe is Lord of all, Christ the Babe is Lord of all.2. Flocks were sleeping, shepherds keeping vigil till the morning new Saw the glory, heard the story, tidings of a Gospel true. Thus rejoicing, free from sorrow, praises voicing, greet the morrow: Christ the Babe was born for you. Christ the Babe was born for you.