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Begin A Joyful Song

Begin a joyful song

Author: John Cawood
Tune: FESTAL SONG
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Begin a joyful song,
To hail this happy morn:
Glad tidings from an angel’s tongue,
"This day is Jesus born!"

2 What comforts doth His name
To sinful men afford!
His glorious titles we proclaim—
"A Savior—Christ—the Lord!"

3 Now wrapped in swaddling bands,
Behold the eternal Son!
A stable for His palace stands,
A manger for His throne!

4 Glory to God on high,
All hail the happy morn!
Come join the anthems of the sky—
"This day is Jesus born!"

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8342

Author: John Cawood

John Cawood was born in 1775, at Matlock, Derbyshire, where his father carried on a small farm. He enjoyed very limited educational advantages. At the age of eighteen he occupied a menial position. But seeking every opportunity of self improvement, and aided by those who interested themselves in his behalf, he was enabled in 1797 to enter S. Edmund Hall, Oxford, and obtained his B.A. in 1801, and his M.A. in 1807. He was ordained in 1801, and most of his life in the ministry was spent as perpetual Curate of S. Ann's Chapel of Ease, Bewdley, Worcestershire. He died in 1852. He published several prose works, but no volume of hymns or poems. His son says, "My father composed about thirteen hymns, which have one by one got into print, th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Begin a joyful song
Title: Begin A Joyful Song
Author: John Cawood
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8342
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8342

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