A Child Is Born For Us


This song has been inspired by a 15th century German carol Puer Nobis Nascitur (A Child Is Born For Us). It reappeared in the 1582 Piae Cantiones collection. This collection had virtually disappeared, until rare copy found its way to England around 1850, where it finished up in the hands of the noted liturgist and translator J.M. Neale, inspiring him to compose some of the world’s greatest English-language Christmas carols.

~ Tony Barr