Mercy triumphs, Christ is born

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1 Mercy triumphs, Christ is born,
Seraphs hail this happy morn;
Echo loud their solemn cry,
"Glory be to God on high!"
Praise to God, and peace on earth,
Such the tidings of His birth;
Him we worship, Him we bless,
Prince of peace and righteousness.

2 Promised branch of Jesse’s stem,
Christ is born at Bethlehem;
We have pardon, we have peace,
Darkness, guilt and terror cease.
Light and mercy cheer the tomb,
Hallelujah! Christ is come;
Let all earth’s redeemèd cry,
Glory be to God on high!

3 Son of man, He murmured not,
Bore with us, and shared our lot.
Son of God, we know Him well,
By each sign the prophets tell.
His the love to feel our woe,
His the might to quell our foe:
Unto Him in earth and Heaven
Be all praise and honor given.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11182

Author: W. W. Hull

Hull, William Winstanley, M.A., son of John Hull, M.D., an eminent physician in Manchester, was born at Blackburn, March 15, 1794, and educated at Macclesfield and Brazenose, Oxford, where he took a first-class Lit. Hum. in 1814, and subsequently became a Fellow. At Oxford he made life-long friendships with some, and acquaintance with most of the foremost men of his time, including Arnold, Keble, Whately, Milman, Bickards, Card. Newman, Stanley, and others. He entered Lincoln's Inn and was called to the Chancery Bar. He took a prominent part in London and at Oxford in the religious movements of the day. On retiring from the Bar he resided first at Tickwood Hall, Much Wenlock, and then at Knowle, Hazelwood, Derby. He died Aug. 28, 1873. He p… Go to person page >

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First Line: Mercy triumphs, Christ is born
Author: W. W. Hull
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



George J. Elvey (PHH 48) composed ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR as a setting for James Montgomery's text "Hark! The Song of Jubilee," with which it was published in Edward H. Thorne's Selection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1858). The tune has been associated with Alford's text since publication of the hymn in th…

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