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If angels sung a Savior's birth

If angels sung a Savior's birth

Author: Isaac Watts
Tune: MILFORD (Stephenson)
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 If angels sang our Savior’s birth,
On that most blessèd morn,
Then let us imitate their mirth,
Now He again is born.

Refrain:
Surrexit Christus hodie,
Surrexit pro nobis;
Surrexit Christus hodie,
Gloria, Jesu Domino!

2 Grieve not, vain man, who mortal art,
That thou to earth must fall;
It was His portion, ’twas His part
Of Him who made us all. [Refrain]

3 Himself He humbled to the grave,
Made flesh like us to show,
That we as certainly shall have,
A resurrection too. [Refrain]

4 Then with perpetual hymns let Christ,
Who from the dead was raised,
With Father and the Holy Ghost,
Eternally be praised. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10683

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If angels sung a Savior's birth
Author: Isaac Watts
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Arnold's The Compleat Psalmodist, 1779
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10683
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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An American Christmas Harp #10
The Cyber Hymnal #10683TextScoreAudio
Include 3 pre-1979 instances



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