On This Day Earth Shall Ring

Original lyrics by Piae Cantiones
December 1582


With the song children sing
To the Son, Christ the King,
Born on Earth to save us;
Him the Father gave us.

His the doom, ours the mirth,
When he came down to Earth;
Bethleham saw his birth;
Ox and ass, beside him,
From the cold would hide him.

God's bright star, o'er his head,
Wise men three to him led;
Kneel they low by his bed,
Lay their gifts before him,
Praise him and adore him.

On this day angels sing;
With their song Earth shall ring,
Praising Christ, heaven's King,
Born on Earth to save us;
Peace and love he gave us.