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Christmas Joy

Glad hearts are singing

Author: William Edie Marks
Tune: [Glad hearts are singing]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Glad hearts are singing,
For Christmas is bringing us joy, joy, joy!
Jesus from Heaven
To mortals is given, oh, joy, joy, joy!
Give unto Him adoration,
Mortals, your best songs employ;
Perfect salvation
He offers each nation, oh, joy, joy, joy!

Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
Angels are singing
And Christmas is bringing us joy, joy, joy!
Joy, joy, joy! Joy, joy, joy!
Merry bells ringing,
And Christmas is bringing us joy, joy, joy!

2. Hail to the Stranger
Of Bethlehem’s manger, oh, joy, joy, joy!
Great is God’s favor
To send us a Savior, oh, joy, joy, joy!
With us He still is remaining,
Nothing His love can destroy;
King He is reigning,
And we are obtaining great joy, joy, joy! [Refrain]

3. Angels are singing,
And Christmas is bringing us joy, joy, joy!
In the glad measure
We join with great pleasure, oh, joy, joy, joy!
Sing of the joys of salvation,
Cheer those whom troubles annoy;
Send to each nation
The great proclamation of joy, joy, joy! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #850

Author: William Edie Marks

Born: July 1872, Delaware (probably Wilmington) Died: November 20, 1954, Wilmington, Delaware. Buried: Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware. Marks was ap­par­ent­ly liv­ing in Wilm­ing­ton, Del­a­ware, in 1913. His works in­clude: Cream of Song, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & O. B. Cul­pep­per & (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pick­ett Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1906) Tears and Tri­umphs No. 4, with Le­an­der Pick­ett & Ben­ja­min Butts (Lou­is­ville, Ken­tucky: Pen­te­cost­al Pub­lish­ing Company, 1910) Noted Hymns, 1927 (ed­it­or) Lyrics-- Christmas Joy Tasting the Joys Trying to Be More like Je­sus We Shall Hear Him Say, "Well Done" Music-- Best Thing I Ev… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Glad hearts are singing
Title: Christmas Joy
Author: William Edie Marks
Refrain First Line: Joy, joy, joy
Publication Date: 1913
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #850
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The Cyber Hymnal #850

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