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Christmas Is Here With Joy Untold

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1 Christmas is here with joy untold;
Now young and old are rejoicing.
What angels made known to men of old
The lips of all babes are voicing;
Branches from Eden's tree stands bright
With lights that point to the Giver;
All children whose joy is pure and right
May harbor that joy forever.

2 Joy is a guest on earth today;
It comes with Jesus from heaven.
Come, gentle-eyed dove and sparrow gray,
To feasting this morning is giv'n.
Dance, little child, this festal morn,
So rich in grace for each mortal;
Today was our wondrous Savior born;
And opened His kingdom's portal.

3 Christ was a child like you and me,
And helpless lay in the manger.
In Paradise where the angels be
He welcomes each homesick stranger.
He as our Lord among us lives,
Who rules all heaven's dominions.
To those of a child-like faith He gives
In Eden fair angel pinions.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #617

Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, was born at Thor Kildstrup, Island of Falster, May 28, 1789. From 1822 to his death in 1862, he was Professor of the Danish Language and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand, Denmark. He was a poet of some eminence. His collected works were pub, in 1851, in 34 volumes. Seven of his hymns translated into English are given in Gilbert Tait's Hymns of Denmark, 1868. The only hymn by him in English common use is:— Igjennem Nat og Traengael. Unity and Progress. It is dated 1825, and is given in the Nyt Tillaeg til Evangelisk-christelig. Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1859, No. 502. In its translated form as "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," by the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, it has become widely known in most Eng… Go to person page >

Translator: G. D. M. Bach

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Text Information

First Line: Christmas is here with joy untold
Title: Christmas Is Here With Joy Untold
Danish Title: Julen har bragt velsignet Bud
Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Translator: G. D. M. Bach
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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