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]
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 >