Happy Words Of Cheer

On that holy night when the angels bright

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [On that holy night when the angels bright]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 On that holy night when the angels bright
Sang incarnate love in the sky above,
Lowly shepherds heard that immortal word,
Joy to all the world, wonderful word!

Happy words of cheer, speed them on!
Angel-song now prolong;
Happy words of cheer, speed them on!
Lift exultant praise, hopeful and strong;
Magnify our king, Savior King;
Go and tell, gladly tell,
His redeeming love, beautiful story,
Let all the world joyfully sing.

2 As the shepherds sped to the manger bed,
There to see the Child pure and undefiled,
Haste to Him today while the angels say,
Joy to all the world, wonderful day! [Refrain]

3 When we seek our king, treasure let us bring,
Willing gifts of love to the Lord above;
And again we sing, while the echoes ring,
Joy to all the world, Jesus is king. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8648

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: On that holy night when the angels bright
Title: Happy Words Of Cheer
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Happy words of cheer, speed them on!
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8648
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The Cyber Hymnal #8648

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