Hail! Blessed Christmas Day

Hail! blessed Christmas day

Author: William H. Neilson, Jr.
Tune: [Hail! blessed Christmas day]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Hail! blessèd Christmas day,
When angels bright, who came by night,
Once sang this joyful lay,
“Glory to God, and peace on earth,
Goodwill to men” at Jesus’ birth;
Then sing aloud the glad refrain:
Hail! blessèd Christmas, back again!
Hail! blessèd Christmas, back again!

2 Hail! happy Christmas day,
Children, rejoice, with heart and voice—
Chase all sad thoughts away.
Jesus was born your souls to bless,
To cleanse them from unrighteousness.
Then sing aloud the glad refrain:
Hail! happy Christmas, back again!
Hail! happy Christmas, back again!

3 Hail! merry Christmas day!
The loaded tree, bright let it be
With toys and candle ray;
Amidst these gifts, remember too,
The precious gift God gave to you.
Then sing aloud the glad refrain,
Hail! merry Christmas, back again!
Hail! merry Christmas, back again!

4 Hail! holy Christmas day!
Devoutly raise your grateful lays;
With reverent spirit pray
That God would make each little one
A follower of His own dear Son.
Then all prolong the glad refrain:
Hail! holy Christmas, back again!
Hail! holy Christmas, back again!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11532

Author: William H. Neilson, Jr.

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Text Information

First Line: Hail! blessed Christmas day
Title: Hail! Blessed Christmas Day
Author: William H. Neilson, Jr.
Source: Gathered Leaves of Sunday School Songs (New York/Chicago: Biglow & Main, 1882)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11532
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