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Christ is Born

Hark! a mighty host is singing

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Hark! a mighty host is singing]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. Hark! a mighty host is singing,
Christ is born! Christ is born!
Thro’ the sky glad strains are winging—
Christ the King is born!
Let us join the swelling chorus
Of the angels singing o’er us;
Peace and gladness are before us—
Christ the King is born!

Christ is born! Christ is born!
Born again for men this morn;
Forever praise Him, O magnify Him,
For Christ the King is born!

2. Spread the news to every nation,
Christ is born! Christ is born!
Fill the air with jubilation—
Christ the King is born!
Hope in hopeless hearts is springing,
Souls long bowed with grief are singing;
Joy to all His birth is bringing—
Christ the King is born! [Refrain]

3. Haste, ye people, haste to greet Him,
Christ is born! Christ is born!
Come with outstretched arms to meet Him—
Christ the King is born!
Ye who long in vain have striven,
Hearts by sin or sorrow riven,
Yours the gift which God has given—
Christ the King is born! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #852

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! a mighty host is singing
Title: Christ is Born
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Christ is born! Christ is born!


The Cyber Hymnal #852
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