The "Fear Not" of Christmas-Tide

Mourner, Christmas comes for thee

Author: E. S. Elliott
Tune: ELLINGHAM (Godfrey)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Mourner, Christmas comes for thee;
Hear, with low and gentle tone,
One who whispers, "Look to Me!
Hope, for thou art not alone!"

2 Not for thee the merry throng,
Gladness making lonelier still;
Yet is thine the angels’ song,
Echoed clear from Bethlehem’s hill.

3 "Fear ye not!" from Heav’n was spoken
Long ago, on Christmas Eve;
"Fear thou not!" is still the token
Which our waiting hearts receive.

4 "Unto you the Christ is given!"
Thus sang choirs full and clear;
Now a voice on Christmas Even
Softly echoes, "He is here!"

4 He knows all, thy Lord divine;
Mourner, though thine eye be dim,
Look to Christ—His love is thine;
Take thy Christmas joy from Him.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10659

Author: E. S. Elliott

Elliott, Emily Elizabeth Steele, third daughter of the late Rev. E. B. Elliott, of Brighton, author of the Horae Apocalypticae was born at Brighton, and now [1887] lives in London. She has contributed hymns, some of which have obtained wide acceptance, to the choir manuals, and Additional Hymns, 1866 (Nos. 8, 34) for use in St. Mark's Church, Brighton; to the Church Missionary Juvenile Instructor, which she edited for six years. Her Chimes of Consecration, a volume of 70 hymns and poems, was published in 1873, and her Chimes for Daily Service in 1880. The latter contains 71 hymns in two parts. The second part of 48 hymns is also published separately as Under the Pillow, for use as a cheap large type hymn-book (with corresponding tune-book)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Mourner, Christmas comes for thee
Title: The "Fear Not" of Christmas-Tide
Author: E. S. Elliott
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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