Christ My Song - 1353
Christ is born, go tell the story
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Christ is born, go tell the story.
"Ye shall find the babe ... in a manger." (Luke 2,12)
1. Christ is born, go tell the story,
tell the nations of his birth:
tell them that the "Lord of glory"
comes from heav'n to dwell on earth:
let the tidings
fill the world with sacred mirth.
2. See he lies in yonder manger;
"Prince of Life" his title is:
midst his own, and yet a stranger,
all things seen and unseen his;
wonder, O ye heav'ns, at this.
3. See fulfilled prophetic vision,
"unto us a child is born";
though an object of derision,
though the theme of human scorn:
yet his people
hail his birth, and cease to mourn.
4. Hail Emmanuel, child of promise,
"Lord of all", in humble guise;
long detained, and absent from us,
come at length to bless our eyes:
God the Saviour, only wise!
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 1.