9284. At The Birth Of Christ Our King

1 At the birth of Christ our king,
Angels made the heavens ring,
Singing with a solemn joy,
Glory to the Lord on high.

2 In angelic heights of bliss,
They His majesty confess;
Ravished with so grand a scene,
They renew their songs to Him.

3 Glory in the highest height,
Blazing with majestic light,
Shine in David’s root and rod,
The incarnate Son of God.

4 Nature in its brightest glow,
Never can such glory show;
Here alone, the great Three-One,
Put Their brightest glories on.

5 O the wonders of God’s ways,
Here I AM, Himself displays;
And in spite of hell and sin,
Here His honors He’ll maintain.

6 Sinners here by faith may view,
What Omnipotence can do;
And in measures sweetly trace,
The rich treasures of this grace.

7 Come, ye mourning souls, rejoice,
Look, and with a cheerful voice,
Sing the honors of your God,
Blazing in th’incarnate word.

8 Soon the whole elect shall know
All the glory God can show;
And in bliss immortal sing,
Hallelujahs to their king.

Text Information
First Line: At the birth of Christ our king
Title: At The Birth Of Christ Our King
Author: William Gadsby
Meter: 77.77 D
Language: English
Source: The Nazarene's Songs (Manchester, England, 1814)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tunes: ESSEX by Thomas Clark (1775-1859) (repeats last line); ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR by George J. Elvey, 1858
Tune Information
Composer: Marcus Morris Wells (1858)
Meter: 77.77 D
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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