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Of Humble Birth

SATB

Words and music by Craig Petrie

 

The lyrics and music for the four verses are original, while the chorus is the same as "Angels We Have Heard on High."  The verses explore the fact that the humble child born to Mary was indeed our all-powerful Lord.

 

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Shine, star bright, shine;
Bring the world the promised sign.
Send heav'nly ray
That those who seek may find their way.
Star bright, do show
From whom you borrowed your brilliant glow.
Tell you only reflect the light 
From this child who is born tonight. 
 
Chorus:
Gloria, gloria, gloria, gloria!
In excelsis Deo.
Gloria, gloria, gloria, gloria!
Lord of heav'n and earth,
Of humble birth.
 
Sing angels, sing;
Let the earth with praises ring.
Tell shepherds near
A savior, Christ the Lord is here.
Angels, reveal
Before whose mighty throne ye kneel.
Who has asked ye this song to bring
But this babe of whom ye sing?
 
Chorus:
Gloria, gloria, gloria, gloria!
In excelsis Deo.
Gloria, gloria, gloria, gloria!
Lord of heav'n and earth,
Of humble birth.
 
Wise men, do say,
Whose voice has beckoned ye come this way.
To your prayers who did softly speak
But this child whom now ye seek?
 
Nations, rejoice! Praise His name with heart and voice.
All may repent with this great gift now from heaven sent.
Sing, nations sing; Come bow before your Infant King,
For this babe born in humble stall
Is the Christ, the Lord Lord of all!
 
Chorus:
Gloria, gloria, gloria, gloria!
In excelsis Deo.
Gloria, gloria, gloria, gloria!
Lord of heav'n and earth,
Of humble birth.