Christmas Hymns: “He Is Born, See the Child Divine”

Available only in the French hymnbook, “He Is Born, See the Child Divine” (sometimes referred to as simply “He Is Born”) is a lively, fun, and cheerful Christmas selection. There are numerous translations and harmonization available. The following is the version from the French LDS Hymnbook.

Here is just one option for translation (it’s the version used in the choral performance below):

He is born, see the Child divine!
Sound the oboe, play the bagpipes.
He is born, see the Child divine!
Sing we all our sweetest song.

O’er the ages, passing slow
Did the prophets give us promise;
O’er the ages, passing slow
All the earth awaited this.
Refrain.

In a stable he was born,
In a manger was his cradle;
In a stable he was born,
Humble babe of Bethlehem.
Refrain.

Come away, ye Orient Kings!
Come and join us in our singing.
Come away, ye Orient Kings!
Come and worship Christ the Lord!
Refrain.

This is an arrangement by Robert Wetzler titled “He Is Born.” Read the full review here.

 

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