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2 Tell how He cometh; from nation to nation

The heart-cheering news let the earth echo round:
How free to the faithful He offers salvation,
His people with joy everlasting are crowned:

Shout the glad tidings, etc.
3 Mortals, your homage be gratefully bringing,

And sweet let the gladsome hosanna arise:
Ye angels, the full Alleluia be singing;
One chorus resound thro' the earth and the skies:
Shout the glad tidings, etc. Amen.



William KNAPP


(d=104) All praise to Thee, e-ter - nal Lord, Who wore the garb of flesh and blood;

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And chose a manger forThy throne, While worlds on worlds were Thine alone. A-men.


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2 Once did the skies before Thee bow;

A virgin's arms contain Thee now;
While angels who in Thee rejoice

Now listen for Thine infant voice. 3 A little child Thou art our guest,

That weary ones in Thee may rest;
Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth,
That we may rise to heaven from earth.

4 Thou comest in the darksome night

To make us children of the light,
To make us, in the realms divine,

Like Thine own angels, round Thee shine. 5 All this for us Thy love hath done;

By this to Thee our love is won;
For this our joyful songs we raise;
For this we sing Thee ceaseless praise.

MARTIN LUTHER. Tr. Anonymous

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2 God of God,

3 Sing, choirs of Angels, Light of Light,

Sing in exultation,
Lo! He abhors not the Virgin's womb; Sing, all ye citizens of heav'n above:
Very God, begotten, not created;

Glory to God in the highest;
O come, etc.

O come, etc.
4 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,

Born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be glory giv'n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh apearing;
O come, etc. Amen.

Latin Hymn, 17th Cent. Tr. FREDERICK OAKLEY



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mer-cy mild, God and sin-ners rec-on-ciled! Joy-ful all ye na-tions, rise,

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Join the tri-umph of the skies; With th' an-gel-ic host pro - claim Christ is born in

Beth-le-hem. Hark! the her-ald an-gels sing Glo-ry to the new-born King. A-men.

2 Christ, by highest heaven adored;

Christ, the everlasting Lord;
Late in time behold Him come,
Offspring of the Virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see;
Hail the Incarnate Deity,
Pleased as Man with man to dwell;
Jesus, our Emmanuel!
Hark! the herald angel sing
Glory to the new-born King.

3 Mild He lays His glory by,

Born that man no more may die,
Born to raise the sons of earth,
Born to give them second birth.
Risen with healing in His wings,
Light and life to all He brings,
Hail, the Sun of Righteousness!
Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hark! the herald angels sing
Glory to the new-born King. Amen.


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2 Then to the watchful shepherds it was told,

Who heard the angelic herald's voice: “ Behold,
I bring good tidings of a Saviour's birth
To you and all the nations upon earth:
This day hath God fulfilled His promised word,

This day is born a Saviour, Christ the Lord.” 3 He spake; and straightway the celestial choir

In hymns of joy, unknown before, conspire
The praises of redeeming love they sang,
And heaven's whole arch with alleluias rang:
God's highest glory was their anthem still

Peace upon earth, and unto men good-will. 4 To Bethlehem straight the happy shepherds ran,

To see the wonder God had wrought for man: And found, with Joseph and the blessèd maid, Her Son, the Saviour, in a manger laid;

Amazed the wondrous story they proclaim,

The earliest heralds of the Saviour's name.
5 Let us, like these good shepherds, then employ

Our grateful voices to proclaim the joy;
Trace we the Babe, Who hath retrieved our loss,
From His poor manger to His bitter Cross;
Treading His steps, assisted by His grace,

Till man's first heavenly state again takes place.
6 Then may we hope, the angelic thrones among,

To sing, redeemed, a glad triumphal song;
He, that was born upon this joyful day,
Around us all His glory shall display;
Saved by His love, incessant we shall sing

Of angels and of angel-men the King. Amen. JOHN BYROM 133 REGENT SQUARE 878.7.4.7



Wing your flight o'er all the earth,

(d=108) An - gels, from the realms of glo - ry,

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Ye, who sang cre

- a- tion's sto - ry,

Now pro-claim Mes - si - ah's birth;

Come and wor-ship, Come and wor-ship, Wor-ship Christ, the new-born King. A - men.

2 Shepherds, in the field abiding,

3 Sages, leave your contemplations, Watching o'er your Mocks by night, Brighter visions beam afar; God with man is now residing,

Seek the great Desire of nations,
Yonder shines the infant-light;

Ye have seen His natal star;
Come and worship,

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King. Worship Christ, the new-born King.

4 Saints before the altar bending,

Watching long in hope and fear,
Suddenly the Lord, descending,
In His temple shall appear;

Come and worship,
Worship Christ, the new-born King. Amen.

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