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Glorious Yuletide, glad bells proclaim it

Glorious Yuletide, glad bells proclaim it

Author: Ernest W. Olson
Tune: RUSSIAN HYMN
Published in 6 hymnals

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1 Glorious Yuletide, glad bells proclaim it,
Children extol its joys in jubilant throng.
Come, all ye people, join in our gladness,
Loud ring our praises in sacred song.

2 Onward to Bethlehem, follow the shepherds,
Gather around the lowly manger and stall.
Join with the angels, welcome the Saviour
Born in the flesh to be Lord of all.

3 Onward to Bethlehem, follow the wise men,
Come from afar with their gifts and homage to bring.
Sweeter than incense, prized more than jewels,
Hearts true and loyal unto the King!

Amen.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #43

Author: Ernest W. Olson

Ernst W. Olson (b. Skane, Sweden, 1870; d. Chicago, IL, 1958) prepared the English translation for the 1925 Hymnal of the Lutheran Augustana Synod. As editor, writer, poet, and translator, Olson made a valuable contribution to Swedish-American culture and to church music. His family immigrated to Nebraska when he was five years old, but he spent much of his life in the Chicago area. Educated at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, he was editor of several Swedish-American newspapers and spent most of his professional career as an editor for the Augustana Book Concern (1911-1949). Olson wrote History of the Swedes in Illinois (1908). He also contributed four original hymns and twenty-eight translations to The Hymnal (1925) of the Evang… Go to person page >

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First Line: Glorious Yuletide, glad bells proclaim it
Author: Ernest W. Olson

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RUSSIAN HYMN

Alexey Feodorovitch Lvov (b. Reval [now Tallin], Estonia, 1799; d. Romanovo, near Kovno [now Kaunas], Lithuania, 1870) composed RUSSIA in 1833 one night "on the spur of the moment," according to his memoirs, after Czar Nicholas I asked him to compose a truly Russian national anthem (rather than cont…

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