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'''Lyricist:''' [[G. K. Chesterton]].
 
'''Lyricist:''' [[G. K. Chesterton]].
 
==Settings by composers==
 
==Settings by composers==
*[[A Christmas Carol (Jens Klimek)| Jens Klimek]] SATB
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*[[A Christmas Carol (Jens Klimek)|Jens Klimek]] SATB
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*[[The Christ-Child (Philip Le Bas)|Philip Le Bas]] SATB & SSA & TBB
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==Texts and Translations==
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==Text and translations==
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{{Top}}
<poem>
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{{Text|English|
{{Verse|1}} The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
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{{Vs|1}} The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
 
His hair was like a light.
 
His hair was like a light.
 
(O weary, weary were the world,
 
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.
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But here is all aright.)
{{Verse|2}} The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast
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{{Vs|2}} The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast
 
His hair was like a star.
 
His hair was like a star.
 
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
 
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)  
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But here the true hearts are.) }}
</poem>
 
 
{{Middle}}
 
{{Middle}}
<poem>
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{{Verse|3}} The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart,
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{{Text|Simple|
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{{Vs|3}} The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart,
 
His hair was like a fire.
 
His hair was like a fire.
 
(O weary, weary is the world,
 
(O weary, weary is the world,
 
But here the world's desire.)
 
But here the world's desire.)
{{Verse|4}} The Christ-child stood on Mary's knee,
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{{Vs|4}} The Christ-child stood on Mary's knee,
 
His hair was like a crown,
 
His hair was like a crown,
 
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
 
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.
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And all the stars looked down.}}
</poem>
 
 
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Latest revision as of 16:49, 11 November 2017

General information

Lyricist: G. K. Chesterton.

Settings by composers

 

Text and translations

English.png English text

1  The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)
2  The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast
His hair was like a star.
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)

 

3  The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart,
His hair was like a fire.
(O weary, weary is the world,
But here the world's desire.)
4  The Christ-child stood on Mary's knee,
His hair was like a crown,
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.

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