Christ My Song - 1356
Unto us a Son is given
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Unto us a Son is given.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." (Luke 2,14)
1. "Unto us a Son is given:"
'tis the promised Christ is meant;
bands of angels come from heaven
to announce the tidings sent,
filled with rapture,
celebrate the great event.
2. "Glory in the highest! glory
be to God, and peace on earth."
Now proclaim the joyful story
of the mighty Saviour's birth;
let the tidings
fill the world with sacred mirth.
3. This is "the desire of nations"
promised to the church so long;
object of its expectations;
burden of prophetic song;
sing, ye people,
join with heav'n's angelic throng.
4. Lo ! he comes, the Lord from heaven;
lo! the mighty God appears.
"Unto us a Son is given:"
this is music in our ears;
mortal or immortal hears.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 8.