Christians, carol sweetly, Up today and sing

Christians, carol sweetly, Up today and sing

Author: W. Chatterton Dix
Tune: LONG MOTT
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Christians, carol sweetly,
Up today and sing!
'Tis the happy birthday
Of our Holy King:
Haste we then to greet Him,
Humbly falling down,
While our hands entwine Him,
Dearest Babe, a crown.

2 Crowds of snow-white Angels
Throng the golden stair;
All things are resplendent,
All things passing fair:
Bells, clear music making,
Peal the news o'er earth;
Chimes within make answer,
All is glee and mirth.

3 Michael, at the manger,
Bows his royal face;
Gabriel, with lily,
Hides transcendent Grace;
For, dear friends, the glory
Of that lowly bed
Overpowers the beauty
On Archangels shed.

4 Shall I tell of Joseph,
Who, with rapt surprise,
Sees the light from Godhead
Fill those infant eyes?
Shall I sing of Mary,
Who, upon her breast,
Cradles her Creator,
Soothes Him to His rest?

5 Angels, Mary, Joseph,
Yes, I greet you all!
Falling down in worship
At the manger stall!
For you hail our Monarch,
Born a Child to-day;
So, with you I worship,
And my homage pay.

Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #356

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christians, carol sweetly, Up today and sing
Author: W. Chatterton Dix

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The Cyber Hymnal #769
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The Cyber Hymnal #9735
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