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Tis Christmas day

O what mean these songs they're singing

Author: S. A. Gibson
Tune: [O what mean these songs they're singing]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O what mean these sons they’re singing?
‘Tis Christmas day!
O what mean these bells they’re ringing?
‘Tis Christmas day!
O what mean these organs pealing,
What this news that they’re revealing,
Tens of thousands lowly kneeling?
‘Tis Christmas day!

2 See these gifts that we’re receiving;
‘Tis Christmas day!
Token of God’s wondrous giving,
‘Tis Christmas day!
O that we may not forsake Him,
O that we ourselves may take Him,
Only gift that we can make Him!
‘Tis Christmas day!

3 Glory be to God in heaven,
‘Tis Christmas day!
Who for us His Son has given,
‘Tis Christmas day!
Loud we raise our happy voices,
Nature adds harmonious noises,
All His world in Him rejoices!
‘Tis Christmas day!


Source: The Junior Hymnal, Containing Sunday School and Luther League Liturgy and Hymns for the Sunday School #104

Author: S. A. Gibson

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First Line: O what mean these songs they're singing
Title: Tis Christmas day
Author: S. A. Gibson