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Unto Us Is Born A Son - Traditional, arr. Willcocks

First recorded: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Sung by: Choir of Lincoln College, Oxford
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Unto us is born a son,
King of choirs supernal:
See on earth his life begun,
Of lords the Lord eternal,
Of lords the Lord eternal.

Christ, from heav'n descending low,
Comes on earth a stranger;
Ox and ass their owner know
Becradled in the manger,
Becradled in the manger.

This did Herod sore affray,
And grievously bewilder,
So he gave the word to slay,
And slew the little childer,
And slew the little childer.

Of his love and mercy mild
This the Christmas story:
And O that Mary's gentle Child
Might lead us up to glory,
Might lead us up to glory.

O and A and A and O,
Cum antibus in choro,
Let the merry organ go
Benedicamus Domino,
Benedicamus Domino!