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Carol, but with gladness

Carol, but with gladness

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg
Tune: [Carol, but with gladness]
Published in 25 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

Carol, brothers carol,
Carol joyfully,
Carol the good tidings,
Carol merrily,
And pray a gladsome Christmas
For all good Christmas men;
Carol brothers, carol,
Christmas-Day again.

1 Carol, but with gladness,
Not in songs of earth;
On the Saviour's birthday
Hallowed be our mirth;
While a thousand blessings
Fill our hearts with glee,
Christmas-day we'll keep,
The Feast of Charity. [Chorus]

2 At the merry table,
Think of those who've none,
The orphan and the widow,
Hungry and alone.
Bountiful your offerings
To the altar bring;
Let the poor and needy
Christmas carols sing. [Chorus]

3 Listening angel music,
Discord sure must cease--
Who dare hate his brother
On this day of peace?
While the heavens are telling
To mankind good will,
Only love and kindness
Every bosom fill. [Chorus]

4 Let our hearts responding
To the seraph band,
With this morning's sunshine
Bright in every land:
Word, and deed, and prayer
Speak the grateful sound,
Telling "Merry Christmas"
All the world around, [Chorus]

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #343

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg

Mühlenberg, William Augustus, D.D., son of the Rev. Dr. Mühlenberg, and grandson of Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, the patriarch of Lutheranism in America, was born in Philadelphia Sept. 16, 1796. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1814. Entering Holy Orders in 1817, he was successively Assistant Rector of St. James's Lancaster, 1823; Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, 1843; St. Paul's College, Flushing (1828); St. Luke's Hospital, New York (1855); St. John's and Long Island (1865), were established by him. He died April 6, 1877. His poetical gift was genuine, but not largely used. In 1826 he contributed four hymns to the Prayer Book Collection (of which he was one of the Committee). His Poems appeared in 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Carol, but with gladness
Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg
Refrain First Line: Carol, brothers, carol



The Cyber Hymnal #9692
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