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Nowell: Hail, Gentle King

Hail, gentle King! Blest be Thy manger throne

Author: Walter Maristow (before 1917)
Tune: [Hail, gentle King! Blest be Thy manger throne]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell.
1 Hail, gentle King! Blest be Thy manger throne,
Blest be this stable mean, this lodging lowly.
Blest be this royal city Bethlehem,
Blest be Thy mother holy.

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell.
2 Hail, gracious Lord! Blest be the kindly night,
Hushing in slumber pure the world unholy.
Veiling in dusky shade the landscape wide,
Hiding Thy cabin lowly.

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell.
3 Hail, Prince of Peace! Blest be Thy star above,
Telling the sleeping earth the happy story;
Blest the angelic choir, whose echoing song
Welcomes Thy rising glory.

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell.
4 Hail, Light of light! Rise on our darkened hearts;
Let Thy bright beams dispel our sin and sadness,
Brighter and brighter shining till the day
Dawn in eternal gladness.

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell.
5 Hail, Lord of life! Blest be Thy wondrous love,
Blest be Thy pitying care for sinners friendless,
Blest be the Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
Blest through the ages endless.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11865

Author: Walter Maristow

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Text Information

First Line: Hail, gentle King! Blest be Thy manger throne
Title: Nowell: Hail, Gentle King
Author: Walter Maristow (before 1917)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11865
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #11865

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