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Christ the Lord is born

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1 Once again the Christmas bells have brought us
Tidings of good will and peace;
Once again the angel lips have taught us
Music that shall never cease.
Over all the world the song is sounding,
Ringing in the happy morn—
"Glory!glory! Christ the Lord is born."

Refrain:
Night of joy, when the star shone out above,
Night of joy when the world received that gift of love;
Oh, night of joy! and triumphant golden morn;
Glory! glory! Christ the Lord is born.

2 Many years have passed since first the story
Echoed over Bethlehem’s plain;
Still we see the star in all its glory,
Still we hear the sweet refrain.
Ev’rywhere we find glad voices singing
Welcome to His natal morn—
"Glory!glory! Christ the Lord is born." [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #179

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once again the Christmas bells
Title: Christ the Lord is born
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Night of joy, when the star

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His Worthy Praise #179

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