Unto us a boy is born
- puer nobis nascitur
- Percy Dearmer, 1867-1936
- Geoffrey Turton Shaw, 1879-1943
- Text Source(s)
- Latin carol, 15th cent.
1. Unto us a boy is born! The King of all creation, came he to a world forlorn, the Lord of every nation.
2. Cradled in a stall was he with sleepy cows and asses; but the very beasts could see that he all men surpasses.
3. Herod then with fear was filled; “A prince,” he said, “in Jewry!” All the little boys he killed at Bethlehem in his fury.
4. Now may Mary's son, who came so long ago to love us, lead us all with hearts aflame unto the joys above us.
5. Unto us a boy is born! The King of all creation, came he to a world forlorn, the Lord of every nation.