To us a Child of royal birth (John Frederick Lampe)

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  • (Posted 2020-12-12)  CPDL #61943:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 39 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn with four-part harmony and underlaid words in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard
  • (Posted 2020-12-12)  CPDL #61942:       
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-12-12).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 77 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: The hymn in the version published in Hymns Ancient & Modern New Standard, melody with words.

General Information

Title: To us a Child of royal birth
Composer: John Frederick Lampe
Tune: Invitation or Devonshire
Lyricist: Charles Wesley

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 88 (L.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 45
Description: 

External websites:

Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at To us a child of royal birth.

English.png English text

To us a Child of royal birth,
heir of the promises, is given;
th’ invisible appears on earth,
the Son of Man, the God of Heaven.

A Saviour born, in love supreme,
he comes our fallen souls to raise;
he comes his people to redeem,
with all the fulness of his grace.

The Christ, by raptured seers foretold,
filled with th’ eternal Spirit’s power,
Prophet, and Priest, and King behold,
and Lord of all the worlds adore.

The Lord of Hosts, the God most high,
who quits his throne on earth to live,
with joy we welcome from the sky,
with faith into our hearts receive.