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Hymn score of: Christ is born, go tell the story (Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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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;
          yet neglected:
    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:
          hail Emmanuel!
    God the Saviour, only wise!

Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 1.

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