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He is Born, the Child Divine

About the Song

Music: 13th century polish carol; Text and arrangement by Sally DeFord. These lyrics are set to the familiar tune which is also used for “Stars Were Gleaming” in the LDS Children’s Songbook (p. 37). Accompaniment includes flute, and bells or organ chimes.


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Come, good people, to the stable
Hasten to the manger-side
Come, behold the Infant holy
Come and see the blessed Child
Come and follow, one and all
Come see him lying in the stall
For He is born, the Child divine

Faithful shepherds watching ever
O’er their flocks by dark of night
Wondering, fearing, tidings hearing
‘Mid a glorious, shining light
Music ringing
Angels singing
News of joy and comfort bringing
He is born, the Child divine

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  1. David B Allen

    Where is the sheet music with the Stars were gleaming words?

    • sallydeford


  2. Emma

    We used this in choir a couple years in a row and it was always my favorite piece to sing. Thank you so much!

  3. Nina Harris

    Hi Sally

    Like Heather, I am grateful for your talent … and generosity in sharing so much music. It enhances our meetings and helps us to feel the spirit more keenly.
    May you never grow short of inspiration!

    Nina x

  4. Heather Hansen

    Hi Sally,
    I just wanted to say thanks for all of this beautiful music. I don’t know how many years I’ve been using your music, but it must be at least 15 years! I just printed out another song for our Branch Choir to use for this upcoming Christmas season, and I just felt like I should say “Hi”, and “Thanks!!!” You are so generous with your talents, and you’ve been a real inspiration to me.

    Heather Hansen


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