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O Jesus, So Sweet

Appears in 12 hymnals First Line: O Jesus, so sweet, O Jesus, so mild Lyrics: O Jesus, so sweet, O Jesus, so mild; O lovely Babe, Celestial Child! Thou cam'st to us from Heav'n above, To bring poor mortals God's great love; O Jesus, so sweet, O Jesus, so mild! Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: [O Jesus, so sweet, O Jesus, so mild]

Silent Night! Holy Night!

Author: Joseph Mohr, 1792-1848; John F. Young, 1820-1885 Appears in 542 hymnals First Line: Silent Night! holy night! Lyrics: 1 Silent night! holy night! All is calm, all is bright, Round yon virgin mother and Child, Holy Infant, so tender and mild - Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. 2 Silent night! holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight; Glories stream from heaven afar, Heav'nly hosts sing alleluia - Christ, the Savior is born! Christ, the Savior is born! 3 Silent night! holy night! Son of God, love’s pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face, With the dawn of redeeming grace - Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth. Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: STILLE NACHT

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Author: Frederick Oakeley, 1802-1880 Appears in 633 hymnals First Line: O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant Refrain First Line: O come, let us adore Him Lyrics: 1 O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant; O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem! Come and behold Him, born the King of angels: Refrain: O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord! 2 Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation; Sing, all ye bright hosts of heav'n above; Glory to God, all glory in the highest! [Refrain] 3 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be all glory giv'n; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing! [Refrain] Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: ADESTE FIDELES Text Sources: Latin hymn, 18th century

O Holy Night!

Author: John S. Dwight; Avis B. Christiansen, 1895- Appears in 39 hymnals First Line: O holy night! the stars are brightly shining Refrain First Line: O night divine O night when Christ was born Lyrics: 1 O holy night! the stars are brightly shining - It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth! Long lay the world in sin and darkness pining - Till He appeared, gift of infinite worth! Behold the Babe in yonder manger lowly - 'Tis God's own Son come down in human form: Fall on your knees before the Lord most holy! O night divine - O night when Christ was born! O night divine - O night, O night divine! 2 With humble hearts we bow in adoration Before the Child, gift of God's matchless love. Sent from on high to purchase our salvation! That we might dwell with Him ever above. What grace untold - to leave the bliss of glory And die for sinners guilty and forlorn: Fall on your knees! repeat the wondrous story! O night divine - O night when Christ was born! O night divine - O night, O night divine! 3 O day of joy, when in eternal splendor He shall return in His glory to reign, When ev'ry tongue due praise to Him shall render, His pow'r and might to all nations proclaim! A thrill of hope our longing hearts rejoices, For soon shall down that glad eternal morn: Fall on your knees! with joy lifr up your voices! O night divine - O night when Christ was born! O night divine - O night, O night divine! Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: [O holy night! The stars are brightly shining]

Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

Author: Bernard of Clairvaux, 1091-1153; Ray Palmer, 1808-1887 Appears in 480 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts, Thou Fount of life, Thou Light of men, From the best bliss that earth imparts, We turn unfilled to Thee again. 2 Thy truth unchanged hath ever stood, Thou savest those that on Thee call; To them that seek Thee, Thou art good, To them that find Thee, all in all. 3 We taste Thee, O Thou living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still; We drink of Thee, the Fountain-head, And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. 4 Our restless spirits yearn for Thee, Where'er our changeful lot is cast; Glad, when Thy gracious smile we see, Blest when our faith can hold Thee fast. 5 O Jesus, ever with us stay, Make all our moments calm and bright; Chase the dark night of sin away, Shed o'er the world Thy holy light. Topics: Aspiriaton; Worship of God Used With Tune: QUEBEC

Away in a Manger

Author: John Thomas McFarland, 1851-1913 Appears in 451 hymnals First Line: Away in a manger, no crib for a bed Lyrics: 1 Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head; The stars in the bright sky looked down where He lay, The little Lord Jesus, asleep on the hay. 2 The cattle are lowing, the Baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes; I love Thee, Lord Jesus! look down from the sky, And stay by my cradle till morning is nigh. 3 Be near me, Lord Jesus! I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray; Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care, And fit us for heaven, to live with Thee there. Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: CRADLE SONG Text Sources: Source unknown, vs. 1-2

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Author: Phillips Brooks, 1835-93 Appears in 707 hymnals Lyrics: 1 O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep, The silent stars go by; Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light; The hopes and fears of all the years, Are met in thee tonight. 2 O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. For Christ is born of Mary; And gathered all above, While mortals sleep the angels keep Their watch of wond'ring love. 3 How silently, how silently, The wondrous gift is giv'n! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heav'n. No ear may hear His coming, But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive Him, still The dear Christ enters in. 4 O holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin, and enter in; Be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel. Topics: Christmas Used With Tune: FOREST GREEN

The Old Rugged Cross

Author: George Bennard, 1873-1958 Appears in 294 hymnals First Line: On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross Refrain First Line: So I'll cherish the old rugged cross Lyrics: 1 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff'ring and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain. Chorus: So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown. 2 O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above To bear it to dark Calvary.[Chorus] 3 In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, Such a wonderful beauty I see; For 'twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died To pardon and sanctify me.[Chorus] 4 To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; It's shame and reproach gladly bear. Then He'll call me some day to my home far away, Where His glory forever I'll share. [Chorus] Topics: Passion and Cross Used With Tune: [On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross]

Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face

Author: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889 Appears in 267 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face, Here would I touch and handle things unseen, Here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace, And all my weariness upon Thee lean. 2 Here would I feed upon the bread of God, Here drink with Thee the royal wine of heav'n, Here would I lay aside each earthly load, Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiv'n. 3 I have no help but Thine, nor do I need Another arm save Thine to lean upon; It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed - My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone. 5 Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness, Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood; Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace, Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my God. Topics: Passion and Cross Used With Tune: MORECAMBE

According to Thy Gracious Word

Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854 Appears in 490 hymnals Lyrics: 1 According to Thy gracious word, In meek humility, This will I do, my loving Lord: I will remember Thee. 2 The body, broken for my sake, My bread from heav'n shall be: Thy testamental cup I take, And thus remember Thee. 3 Gethsemane can I forget? Or there Thy conflict see, Thine agony and bloody sweat, And not remember thee? 4 When to the cross I turn mine eyes And rest on Calvary, O Lamb of God, my sacrifice, I must remember Thee - 5 Remember Thee and all Thy pains And all Thy love to me; Yea, while a breath, a pulse remains, Will I remember Thee. 6 And when these failing lips grow dumb, And mind and mem'ry flee, When Thou shalt in Thy Kingdom come, Jesus, remember me! Topics: Passion and Cross Used With Tune: MANOAH


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