Child of heaven born on earth
   let the music sound his praises:
   Child of heaven born on earth
   sing to greet the saviour's birth!

1 Christ, our hope, our joy, appears
for this time we have been waiting;
Christ our hope, our joy appears
promise of a thousand years.
   Child of heaven ...

2 Cold within a lowly cave,
lightly wrapped, in manger lying;
cold within a lowly cave
is our God who stoops to save.
   Child of heaven ...

3 Jesus, king and mighty One,
gentle babe in Mary's keeping;
Jesus, king and mighty One,
come to make our hearts your throne!
   Child of heaven ...

Il est né le divin enfant, tr. Michael Perry (1942 - 1996)
© Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns
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