Let the Laurel Twine

Let the laurel twine

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Let the laurel twine]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Let the laurel twine,
With the fragrant pine,
And the holly berries gay;
Let our hearts be light,
And our firesides bright,
On the happy Christmas Day.

Hail, hail, O hail the happy day!
"Joy, joy," O hear the angels say;
Let us cheer the sad
With the tidings glad,
"Unto you is born,"
Hear the blessèd word
"Unto you is born a Savior,
Christ, the Lord."

2 Trim the festive tree,
Keeping jubilee;
We will spread good will and cheer;
For the Savior born
Comforts those who mourn,
And His birthday now is here. [Refrain]

3 Outward signs of joy
We would not destroy,
While our we blessings recall;
But the blessèd love
Of the King above,
Is the greatest joy of all. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12071

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let the laurel twine
Title: Let the Laurel Twine
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hail, hail, O hail the happy day!
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12071
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The Cyber Hymnal #12071

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