It was translated to English by Lachlan Macbean (1853-1931) and published in Songs and Hymns of the Gael (Edinburgh 1888) set to the tune BUNESSAN, a traditional Gaelic melody with meter 188.8.131.52 D, more recently used for Morning has Broken and Christ Be Beside Me.
Lyrics:Child in the manger, Infant of Mary,
Outcast and Stranger, Lord of all,
Child Who inherits all our transgressions,
All our demerits on Him fall.
Once the most holy Child of salvation
Gently and lowly lived below.
Now as our glorious mighty Redeemer,
See Him victorious o’er each foe.
Prophets foretold Him, Infant of wonder;
Angels behold Him on His throne.
Worthy our Savior of all our praises;
Happy forever are His own.
C:Child in the Manger / Morning Has Broken / Christ be Beside me / et al
C E G | c3 d3 B A G | A3 G3 C D E |
G3 A3 G E C | D3-D3 G E G |
c3 A3 G E C | C3 D3 E D E |
G3 A3 D E D | C3-C3 z3 |]
Ref: What is ABC