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.
Glory be to God on high and peace on earth;
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]
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 >
Display Title: Sing Alleluia!First Line: Faces bright with delightTune Title: [Faces bright with delight]Author: Charles Austin MilesSource: The Service of Praise (Philadelphia: Hall-Mack Company, 1900)