Now every child that dwells on earth
Now every child that dwells on earth. Eleanor Farjeon* (1881-1965).
In The Oxford Book of Carols (OBC, 1928) this was printed in ‘Part V, Carols by Modern Writers and Composers’, with the note ‘Copyright, 1925, by Oxford University Press’. Thus suggests that it was first published in Farjeon’s Nuts and May, though this has not been verified. It is a delightful Christmas poem, in five stanzas, each ending with the refrain, ‘Little Christ Jesus/ Our brother is born.’ In OBC it was printed, with the stanzas beginning:
Now every Child that dwells on ear:th, Stand up, stand up and sing:
Now every star that dwells in sky, Look down with shining eyes
Now every Beast that crops in field, Breathe...
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