A Boy was born in Bethlehem, Rejoice for that, Jerusalem! Alleluya. He let himself a servant be, That all mankind He might set free: Alleluya. Then praise the Word of God who came to dwell within a human frame: Alleluya.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author, 16th century [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Theme: A Boy was Born", op. 3 no. 1, rev. 1955, first performed 1934 [men's chorus, women's chorus, boys' chorus a cappella (organ ad libitum)], from the cantata A Boy was Born, no. 1, Chester Music [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2014-06-23
Line count: 9
Word count: 40