refrain:
  He is born, the holy Child,
  play the oboe and bagpipes merrily!
  He is born, the holy Child,
  sing we all of the Savior mild.

Thru long ages of the past,
prophets have foretold his coming,
thru long ages of the past,
now the time has come at last!

  refrain

O how lovely, O how pure
is this perfect child of heaven;
O how lovely, O how pure,
gracious gift to humankind!

  refrain

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

  refrain


words: traditional 19th century carol; translation anonymous
music: 18th century French carol; harmony by Carlton R. Young, 1988
harmony © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House
French version: Il Est Né

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