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Christ Is Born, Go Tell The Story

Christ is born, go tell the story

Author: Thomas Kelly
Tune: CORONAE (Monk)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Christ is born, go tell the story,
Tell the nations of His birth:
Tell them that the "Lord of glory"
Comes from Heav’n to dwell on earth:
Let the tidings
Fill the world with sacred mirth.

2 See, He lies in yonder manger:
"Prince of Life" His title is,
Midst His own, and yet a stranger,
All things seen and unseen His.
Yet neglected:
Wonder, O ye heav’ns, at this.

3 See fulfilled, prophetic vision,
"Unto us a child is born;"
Though an object of derision,
Though the theme of human scorn:
Yet His people
Hail His birth, and cease to mourn.

4 Hail Emmanuel, child of promise,
"Lord of all," in humble guise;
Long detained, and absent from us,
Come at length to bless our eyes:
Hail Emmanuel!
God the Savior, only wise!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9599

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christ is born, go tell the story
Title: Christ Is Born, Go Tell The Story
Author: Thomas Kelly
Meter: 8.7.8.7.4.7
Source: Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnston, 1815)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

CORONAE (Monk)

William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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