This carol, yet another from the pen of poet-composer Evan Stephens, was published in the church’s 1927 hymnal. I like the words to this one, and look forward to comments on the music by some of you who know better than I do.

Christ is born, the joyful story
Spreads from heaven o’er the earth,
Prince of Peace and King of Glory
On the earth has mortal birth.
Christ is born, and heav’n rejoices,
Lo! the world, redeem’d from sin!
Joyful sing angelic voices,
Peace on earth is ushered in.

Christ shall come again in glory,
Here to reign as King of kings;
Wars shall cease and conflicts gory,
Never more shall sorrows bring.
He shall reign o’er death triumphant,
Reign in justice, bonds release.
Worship, worship, Christ the Infant,
Christ the Lord, the “Prince of Peace.”

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