Glorious Yuletide, glad bells proclaim it

Glorious Yuletide, glad bells proclaim it

Author: Ernest W. Olson
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!


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #43

Author: Ernest W. Olson

Ernst Olson was born on March 16, 1870 in Sk√•ne, Sweden. His family emigrated to America in 1875 where he attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He worked for Swedish newspapers, and for a publisher in Chicago, and later became editor of the Augustana Book Concern (1911-49). He wrote four original hymns, and translated almost 30 more. In 1948, the King of Sweden made Olson a knight of the Royal Order of Vasa. He died on October 6, 1958 in Chicago. NN, from Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

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



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