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Day of Joy and Gladness

Christmas time has come at last, all our cares aside we cast

Author: Martha Mills Newton
Tune: [Christmas time has come at last, all our cares aside we cast]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Christmas time has come at last,
All our cares aside we cast,
Now let every heart be glad and gay;
All our friends and kindred dear,
We would gladly welcome here,
On this long expected Christmas day.

Refrain:
Oh, day of joy and gladness,
Strew happiness around,
Oh, banish care and sadness,
Let peace and love abound;
Christmas time has come at last,
All our cares aside we cast,
Now let every heart be glad and gay.

2 Gifts from friends so true and kind
Heart to heart more firmly bind,
We would thank you for your gifts today.
God approves you from above,
Who in peace and joy and love
Doth unselfish tho’ts and acts repay. [Refrain]

3 If we unto others give,
We’ll be happy while we live;
’Tis more blest to give than to receive;
Let us charity display,
Cast all selfishness away,
Strive earth’s want and sorrow to relieve. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #123244

Author: Martha Mills Newton

Born: March 2, 1861, Oxford, North Carolina. Died: April 11, 1947, South Fork, North Carolina. Buried: Rich Fork Baptist Church, Thomasville, North Carolina. Daughter of John Haymes Mills and Elizabeth Ann Arlington Williams Mills, Martha married Jefferson Davis Newton in 1889. She was a poet and an accomplished pianoforte player, and wrote over 50 hymns. She once heard one of her hymns sung by a 3,000 voice choir (likely on the radio) before she even knew it had been published. She never received more than $5 for a hymn, and payment was more often only $2. She taught music in the Rich Fork Community (Pilot area) of North Carolina, and lived for 30 years in Thomasville on land where the New Community General Hospital was eventually bui… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Christmas time has come at last, all our cares aside we cast
Title: Day of Joy and Gladness
Author: Martha Mills Newton
Refrain First Line: O day of joy and gladness
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #123244
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #123244

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