Listen to those happy voices

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1 Listen to those happy voices
Of the radiant angel throng!
How the earth and sky rejoices!
All the air is full of song!
Hallelujah, blissful morn!
Hallelujah, Christ is born!

2 Hear ye not the bright-robed angel
Cheering shepherds in the field--
Telling them the sweet Evangel
That the woes of man are healed?
Hear ye not the angel say:
Fear ye not, be glad to-day?

3 Should we not with songs of gladness
Glory give to God for aye?
Why be bowed with grief and sadness
When our sins are borne away?
Praise Him--with the angels vie--
Glory be to God on high!

4 Swell, ye saints, the blissful chorus,
Roll it onward like a sea,
As the angels, hov'ring o'er us,
Still repeat the melody!
Hear ye not the angel say:
Fear ye not, be glad to-day?

5 Gladly we repeat the story--
Vie with angels while they sing:
Be to God immortal glory,
Glory to the new-born King!
Hallelujah, blissful morn!
Hallelujah, Christ is born!

Amen.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #351

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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