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Hail, Sweet Babe, So Pure and Holy

Hail, sweet baby, pure and holy

Author: Esther Wiglesworth (adapted)
Tune: [Hail, sweet Babe, so pure and holy]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

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1. Hail, sweet Babe, so pure and holy!
Hail, fair Son of Mary blest!
Royal Infant in a manger,
Thou art gently laid to rest.
Filled with awe and tender rapture,
Tears of joy Thy mother weeps,
Through the night Thy foster father
By Thee faithful vigil keeps.

2. Peace on earth, good will from Heaven,
Reaching far as man is found;
Man redeemed and sin forgiven;
Hear the golden harps resound.
Christ is born, the great Anointed,
Heaven and earth glad welcome sing.
Hail! Lord Christ, the God appointed
As our Prophet, Priest and King.

3. Let us sing the wondrous story
Of our great Redeemer’s birth,
That the brightness of His glory
Spread and cover all the earth;
Born to reign, let all adore Him,
All creation praise its Lord,
May we ever sing before Him,
Glory be to God on high!

Author: Esther Wiglesworth

Wiglesworth, Esther, daughter of Thomas Wiglesworth, was born at 6 Bruce Terrace, Tottenham, Middlesex, in 1827, and is now (1891) Matron of the Magdalen Asylum, Streatham. She has composed a large number of small poetical works, and has contributed numerous hymns and poems to the periodical press. The works from which most of her hymns in common use are taken, are: Verses for the Sundays and Holidays of the Christian Seasons, 1863; (2) Verses for Christian Children, 1871; (3) Hymns for the Feasts, and other Verses, 1878; (4) Songs of Perseverance, 1885, &c. These hymns in common use include:— 1. Almighty Father, God of love. Morning. 2. Father, look upon Thy children. Confirmation. 3. God chooseth out the place. God the Gu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, sweet baby, pure and holy
Title: Hail, Sweet Babe, So Pure and Holy
Author: Esther Wiglesworth (adapted)
Source: Carols Old and Carols New, by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston, Massachusetts: Parish Choir, 1916), number 263
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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