1. Hang the holly garlands in the house of praise
Banners shining brightly on this day we raise;
Christ the King immortal to the world is born—
Hail Him and acclaim Him on this Christmas morn.
Hang the holly garlands, make His altar fair,
Raise the happy chorus in His temple there;
Christ the promised Savior to the world is born;
Peace, good-will and glory, on this Christmas morn.
2. Hang the holly garlands, make His temple bright,
Fill His house with beauty and His courts with light;
Light and joy and music woke His natal dawn,
So we sing and praise Him on this Christmas morn. [Refrain]
3. Hang the holly garlands, let them tell the tale,
Christ the King is with us, and He will prevail;
Gladly hail His coming and His house adorn,
Give Him love and honor on this Christmas morn. [Refrain]
Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >