>Refrain: He is born, the divine Christ Child, play the
oboe and bagpipes merrily! He is born, the divine
Christ Child, sing we all of the Savior mild.
Thru long ages of the past, prophets have foretold
his coming; thru long ages of the past, now the
time has come at last! Refrain.
O how lovely, O how pure is this perfect child of
heaven; O how lovely, O how pure, gracious gift
to humankind! Refrain.
Jesus, Lord of all the world, coming as a child
among us, Jesus, Lord of all the world, grant to
us thy heavenly peace. Refrain.
Traditional French carol, 19th c.