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Wonderful Story!

Caroling gently, caroling sweetly

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Caroling gently, caroling sweetly]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Caroling gently, caroling sweetly,
Faith in her grandeur is hailing the morn;
Angels from glory herald the story,
Wonderful story, “A Saviour is born!”

Christmas bells, from your towers on high,
Chiming aloud thro’ the radiant sky,
Merrily, cheerily, joyfully ring,
Herald the birth of the newborn King!
Caroling gently, caroling sweetly,
Faith in her grandeur is hailing the morn;
Angels from glory herald the story,
Wonderful story, “A Saviour is born!”

2 Caroling gently, caroling sweetly,
Hope, like a seraph, reechoes the strain;
He that was promised, He the Anointed,
Over His people forever shall reign. [Refrain]

3 Caroling gently, caroling sweetly,
Truth, love and mercy with banners unfurled,
Folding their pinions now are proclaiming
Peace from our Father, goodwill to the world. [Refrain]

4 Caroling gently, caroling sweetly,
Voices unnumbered in music we hear,
Singing of Christmas, beautiful Christmas,
Day that is brightest of all the glad year! [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #178

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Caroling gently, caroling sweetly
Title: Wonderful Story!
Author: Fanny Crosby
Refrain First Line: Christmas bells, from your
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