Unto Us Is Born A Son

Lyrics adapted by Piae Cantiones
c. 1582


Unto us is born a Son,
King of choirs supernal;
To this world he deigns to come Of Lords the Lord eternal,
of lords the Lord eternal.

Lo! He lies within a stall
Where cattle fed before him
King of Heaven and Lord of all
They know him and adore him.

Rage did Herod then impel,
Whom fearful trembling filled;
On the little boys he fell,
And every one he killed

Born of Mary on this day,
By the grace translate us
To the realm above, we pray,
Where endless joys await us.

Every voice in quire now blend
To hymn our Saviour, Source and End;
In sweet concord sing we so:
Benedicamus Domino.