10924. King Friends Have Decked The Christmas Tree

1 Kind friends have decked the Christmas tree,
With lights and tokens gay;
Sweet peace and hope and liberty
Make glad all hearts today.
And standing ’neath the glittering boughs,
With mingled voice we sing,
“O Father, hear our loving vows,
Who givest every thing.

2 "Our life, our joys, each pleasant home,
Our gifts, each token fair;
From Heaven alone all blessings come,
And love is reigning there.
O Father, shine within our hearts,
With trust, and not in fear!
We long to find the better part;
Speak, Father: we would hear!"

3 We sing around the Christmas tree;
The Christ Child bends above;
O’er all the glittering things we see,
He seems to whisper, "Love."
Ring out, O voices, clear and free,
Wake all the quiet air;
Ring out in joyous melody,
For gladness is a prayer.

Text Information
First Line: Kind friends have decked the Christmas tree
Title: King Friends Have Decked The Christmas Tree
Author: Anonymous
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: Hymn, tune, and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Boston: American Unitarian Association , 1869)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: A. Kreismann (1869)
Meter: CMD
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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