Heavenly portals ringing

Heavenly portals ringing

Author: W. Stillman Martin
Tune: [Heavenly portals ringing]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Heav’nly portals ringing,
Angel voices singing,
Sages presents bringing,
Jesus is born.
See him in a manger,
All exposed to danger;
Hail! thou blessed stranger,
On this Christmas morn.

Refrain:
Heav’n and earth rejoices,
Jesus Christ is born;
Join your merry voices,
On this happy morn,
Heav’n and earth rejoices,
Jesus Christ is born;
Join your merry voices,
On this Christmas morn.

2 Shepherds bow before him,
Prophets old adore him,
Angels hover o’er him
On this bright morn.
Demons, cease your madness,
Sinners, shout for gladness;
Let no note of sadness,
Greet the Savior born. [Refrain]

3 Tell to ev’ry nation,
Who by vain oblation,
Seek for God’s salvation,
Jesus is born,
From the fouler hiding,
At his side abiding,
In his name confiding,
On this Christmas morn. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #107

Author: W. Stillman Martin

Born: March 8, 1862, Rowley, Massachusetts. Died: December 16, 1935, Atlanta, Georgia. Buried: Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia. Husband of hymnist Civilla Martin, Stillman attended Harvard University and was ordained a Baptist minister, though he later switched to the Disciples of Christ denomination. In 1916, he became a professor of Bible studies at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina. Three years later, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia. It was from there he went all over America to run Bible conferences and evangelistic meetings. Sources: Hustad, p. 282 http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_ws.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heavenly portals ringing
Author: W. Stillman Martin
Refrain First Line: Hail, thou blessed stranger
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