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Sing Alleluia

Faces bright with delight On this happy morn!

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Faces bright with delight] (Miles)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Faces bright with delight
On this happy morn,
Tell to all great and small,
That the Saviour King was born;
On this day far away,
In an eastern clime,
Angel voices sweetly sang in harmony sublime.

Sing “Alleluia,”
Sing “Alleluia,”
Glory be to God on high and peace on earth;
Sing “Alleluia,”
Sing “Alleluia,”
In honor of the Saviour’s birth.

2 Hanging high in the sky
Shone the emblem fair,
And its ray bright as day,
Told of Jesus lying there;
He whose life free from strife,
Filled with love divine,
Brighter than the brightest star eternally shall shine. [Refrain]

3 Let us sing of the King
Who in wondrous love,
Left his own glorious throne
In the Father’s home above;
And that we might be free
From the pow’r of sin,
Gave his life a sacrifice our souls for Heav’n to win. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #168

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Faces bright with delight On this happy morn!
Title: Sing Alleluia
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Sing "Alleluia,"
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


The Cyber Hymnal #9965
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