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The happy Christmas comes once more




The happy Christmas
comes once more,
The heavenly Guest
is at the door,
The blessèd words
the shepherds thrill,
The joyous tidings,
“Peace, good will.”


O let us go with quiet mind,
The gentle Babe
with shepherds find,
To gaze on Him
Who gladdens them,
The loveliest flower
of Jesse’s stem.


The lowly Savior meekly lies,
Laid off the splendor of the skies;
No crown bedecks
His forehead fair,
No pearl, nor gem,
nor silk is there.


O wake, our hearts,
in gladness sing,
And keep our Christmas
with our King,
Till living song, from loving souls,
Like sound of mighty water rolls.


O holy Child,
Thy manger gleams
Till earth and heaven glow
with its beams,
Till midnight noon’s
broad light hath won,
And Jacob’s star
outshines the sun.


Thou patriarchs’ joy,
Thou prophets’ song,
Thou heavenly Dayspring,
looked for long,
Thou Son of Man,
incarnate Word,
Great David’s Son,
great David’s Lord.


Come, Jesus,
glorious heavenly Guest,
Keep Thine own Christmas
in our breast,
Then David’s harp strings,
hushed so long,
Shall swell our jubilee of song.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1810,1817-12-23,1867
      Bible Refs: Lk 2:14;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1996# 143
      MUSIC
      Name: EMMANUEL
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1850
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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