Hymn Information

PLEASE NOTE: Not all verses may be sung and words may vary in the particular hymn presentation.

Now Is Born, the Divine Christ Child
Words: Traditional French Carol
Music: Il Est Ne | Traditional French Carol
Various Versions of this Traditional French Carol.

Version One:

Refrain:
Now is born the Divine Christ Child,
Play the musette, play the tuneful oboe,
Now is born the Divine Christ Child,
Let us sing and rejoice this day.

1. Ages old are our past and gone,
When wise men foretold His coming, 
Ages old are our past and gone,
Noel, noel then let us sing.

2. He was born in a stable bare
In His crib He sleeps so soundly
He was born in a stable bare
Bow in homage to Him now.


Version Two:

Refrain:
He is born, the divine Christ child.
Play on the oboe and bagpipes merrily.
He is born, the divine Christ child.
Sing we all of the Saviour’s birth

1. Through long ages of the past,
Prophets have foretold his coming;
Through long ages of the past,
Now the time has come at last. Chorus

2. Oh, how lovely, oh, how pure.
Is this perfect child of heaven.
Oh, how lovely, oh, how pure,
Gracious gift of God, to man.  Chorus

3. Jesus, Lord of all the world,
Coming as a child among us,
Jesus, Lord of all the world,
Grant to us Thy heav’nly peace.