The Song of Christmas

I come from the east on the wings of the morning

Author: Marian Froelich
Tune: [I come from the East on the wings of the morning]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I come from the East on the wings of the morning,
The stars on my pathway made luminous night;
The glory of ages my brow is adorning,
By choirs I’m attended from heavenly light.

Oh, jubilant chorus, repeat it again,
Today is the advent of Christ to all men;
Oh, jubilant chorus, oh, happy refrain,
It echoes its music o’er ocean and main.

2 Where far in the Orient the green palms are waving,
They sing of my coming with rapturous joy;
Where pines in the north are the winter blasts braving,
They chant of the birth of sweet Bethlehem’s boy. [Refrain]

3 The dark mines of earth ne’er my jewels have yielded,
My pearls ne’er were rocked in the ocean’s deep cave;
The heart of the Father this treasure has shielded,
Till time was fulfilled and His Son came to save. [Refrain]

4 With evergreens wreathed as the type of immortals,
I, Christmas, appear on the wings of the morn;
’Twixt Heaven and earth, wide apace swing the portals,
Today to the world is a great Savior born. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10534

Author: Marian Froelich

Marian (or Marion) Froelich, 19th Century, was apparently the wife of organist and composer Gideon Froelich. Lyrics-- At Je­sus’ Feet Bring on the Vol­un­teers Cedars and the Pines, The Child of Beth­le­hem, The Christmas Morning Christmas Mu­sic Dare Ye to Stand? Day Is Break­ing, The Easter Af­ter Cal­va­ry Happy Greet­ings Bring­ing Glorious Re­sur­rect­ion Glory to Beth­le­hem God of the Sea­sons Good Ship Zi­on, The Kings of the Or­i­ent Led, Safe­ly Led Nature’s God, Cre­at­or Wise Old New Song, The Our Sab­bath School Press On and Ne­ver Fear Sail Not With­out the Mas­ter Send Out the Life-L… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I come from the east on the wings of the morning
Title: The Song of Christmas
Author: Marian Froelich
Refrain First Line: O jubilant chorus repeat it
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10534
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The Cyber Hymnal #10534

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