His Birthday

Break, rosy light, in yonder sky

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Break, rosy light, in yonder sky]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Break, rosy light, in yonder sky,
Shine thro’ the clouds of gray,
Set forth a sign of joy on high,
To welcome His natal day.

The birthday of the Saviour,
The birthday of the Lord,
Of the Child by shepherds worshipped,
And by angel hosts adored;
The birthday of Messiah,
The birthday of the King,
Give Him welcome, all ye nations,
Oh, rejoice and sing.

2 Sing, morning stars, together sing,
Praise to this wondrous morn,
Welcome the Child, the promised King,
In Bethlehem’s manger born. [Refrain]

3 Join, mortal men, with angels bright,
Telling the Christ-child’s birth,
All in one song of praise unite,
Sing “peace and goodwill on earth.” [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #226

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Break, rosy light, in yonder sky
Title: His Birthday
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The birthday of the Savior
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #226

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