Scripture Verse

Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Introduction

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James Rowe
1865–1933

Words: James Rowe, 1907.

Music: Ira B. Wil­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira B. Wilson
1880–1950

Lyrics

Hark! a migh­ty host is sing­ing,
Christ is born! Christ is born!
Thro’ the sky glad strains are wing­ing—
Christ the King is born!
Let us join the swell­ing chor­us
Of the an­gels sing­ing o’er us;
Peace and glad­ness are be­fore us—
Christ the King is born!

Refrain

Christ is born! Christ is born!
Born again for men this morn;
Forever praise Him, O mag­ni­fy Him,
For Christ the King is born!

Spread the news to ev­ery na­tion,
Christ is born! Christ is born!
Fill the air with ju­bi­la­tion—
Christ the King is born!
Hope in hope­less hearts is spring­ing,
Souls long bowed with grief are sing­ing;
Joy to all His birth is bring­ing—
Christ the King is born!

Refrain

Haste, ye peo­ple, haste to greet Him,
Christ is born! Christ is born!
Come with out­stretched arms to meet Him—
Christ the King is born!
Ye who long in vain have striv­en,
Hearts by sin or sor­row riv­en,
Yours the gift which God has giv­en—
Christ the King is born!

Refrain