Il est né, le divin Enfant (English: He is born, the divine Child) is a traditional French Christmas carol, which was published for the first
time in 1862. The text of the carol, which is written in four stanzas, details the birth of Jesus and the wait of 4000 years for the event, as
told by the prophets. It both observes the humility of God’s birth in a stable and calls on the Kings of the Orient to attend the child.
This arrangement represents one in the Series of Band Arrangements compatible with David Willcocks’ Carols for Choirs.