Joy fills our inmost hearts today!

Joy fills our inmost hearts today!

Author: W. Chatterton Dix (~1865)
Tune: GAUDETE
Published in 47 hymnals

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1 Joy fills our inmost hearts to-day!
The royal Child is born;
And angel hosts in glad array
His Advent keep this morn.
Rejoice, rejoice! Th'incarnate Word
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard,
Emmanuel!

2 Low at the cradle throne we bend,
We wonder and adore;
And feel no bliss can ours transcend,
No joy was sweet before.
Rejoice, rejoice! Th'incarnate Word
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard,
Emmanuel!

3 For us the world must lose its charms
Before the manger shrine,
When, folded in Thy mother's arms,
We see Thee, Babe divine.
Rejoice, rejoice! Th'incarnate Word
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard,
Emmanuel!

4 Thou Light of uncreated Light,
Shine on us, Holy Child;
That we may keep Thy birthday bright,
With service undefiled.
Rejoice, rejoice! Th'incarnate Word
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard,
Emmanuel!

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: W. Chatterton Dix

Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

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First Line: Joy fills our inmost hearts today!
Author: W. Chatterton Dix (~1865)
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6.8.4
Language: English

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