Number: 46
Title: On This Day Earth Shall Ring
Composer: Trans. Jane Marion Joseph (1894-1929)Piae Cantiones, 1582 Arr. Gustav Theodore Holst, 1924
Author: Piae Cantiones, 1582
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-11
Theme: Christmas

Lyrics:
1.  On this day earth shall ring
    With the song children sing
    To the Lord, Christ our King,
    Born on earth to save us;
    Him the Father gave us.

Refrain:
    *Ideo-o-o, Ideo-o-o, 
    Ideo gloria in excelsis Deo!

2.  His the doom, ours the mirth;
    When He came down to earth
    Bethlehem saw His birth;
    Ox and ass beside Him
    From the cold would hide Him.
    (Refrain)

3.  God's bright star, o'er His head,
    Wise men three to Him led,
    Kneeling low by His bed,
    Lay their gifts before Him,
    Praise Him and adore Him.
    (Refrain)

4.  On this day angels sing;
    With their song earth shall ring,
    Praising Christ, heaven's King,
    Born on earth to save us;
    Peace and love He gave us.
    (Refrain)