Hymn 56
‘From heaven above to earth come

1. ‘From heaven above to earth come, To bear good news to every home; Glad tidings of great joy I bring, Whereof I now will say and sing. 2. “To you this night is born a Child Of Mary, chosen mother mild”, This little Child, of lowly birth, Shall be the joy of all your earth. 3. “Tis Christ, our God, who far on high Hath heard your sad and bitter cry, Himself will your salvation be; Himself from sin will make you free”. 4. Welcome to earth, Thou noble Guest, Through whom even wicked men are blest! Thou com’st to share our misery; What can we render, Lord, to Thee? 5. Were earth a thousand times as fair, Beset with gold and jewels rare, She yet were far too poor to be A narrow cradle, Lord, for Thee. 6. Ah! Dearest Jesus, Holy Child, Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled, Within my heart, that it may be A quiet chamber kept for Thee. 7. My heart for very joy doth leap; My lips no more can silence keep; I too must raise with joyful tongue That sweetest ancient cradle song. 8. ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given While angels sing with pious mirth A glad New Year to all the earth.

Hymn 56 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu