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Thread #7267   Message #43664
Posted By: Alice
29-Oct-98 - 11:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Christ Child Lullaby (Boys of the Lough)
Subject: Christ Child Lullaby, different verses?
I had a request tonight from a friend who needed the lyrics to "Christ Child Lullaby" for his church choir. I found the version that is in the database, but he was familiar with verses he heard on a recording by the Boys of the Lough.

Here is the way it appears in the DT database. Can anyone give me other verses in English or Gaelic?


My love, my pride, my treasure oh
My wonder new and pleasure oh
My son, my beauty, ever You
Who am I to bear You here?

The cause of talk and tale am I
The cause of greatest fame am I
The cause of proudest care on high
To have for mine, the King of all

And though You are the King of all
They sent You to the manger stall
Where at Your feet they all shall fall
And glorify my child, the King

There shone a star above three kings
To guide them to the King of kings
They held You in their humble arms
And knelt before You until dawn

They gave You myrrh and gave You gold
Drank incense and gifts untold
They traveled far these gifts to bring
And glorify their new born King

I have a question in particular of the accuracy of the line, "DRANK incense and gifts untold"
Shouldn't that be Frankincense?

Thanks. Alice in Montana