Our day of joy is here again

Our day of joy is here again

Author: A. L. Skoog
Tune: YULETIDE (Skoog)
Published in 5 hymnals

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1 Our day of joy is here again,
With love and peace and song;
Come, let us join th’angelic strain
With voices clear and strong.

Glory to our God, we sing,
Glory to our Lord and King;
Peace, goodwill with all abide
This holy Christmas tide.

2 When darkness lay upon this earth,
A glorious light did shine;
God sent a Gift of priceless worth
And showed His love divine. [Refrain]

3 Now to the manger let us go
To worship and adore
The tender Babe upon the straw,
Our Savior evermore. [Refrain]

4 How wonderful that God’s own Son
Should so Himself abase!
He thrust the mighty from their throne,
And gave the lowly grace. [Refrain]

Source: The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #161

Author: A. L. Skoog

Skoog, Andrew L. (Gunnarskog, Sweden, December 17, 1856 [sic]--October 30, 1934, Minneapolis, Minnesota). Evangelical Covenant. Son of pietists. Tailor's apprentice at 10. Family emigrated to St. Paul, Minn., when Andrew was 13. Only formal music training was 12 lessons on a melodeon. Organist, choir director, and Sunday School superintendent in Swedish Tabernacle, Minneapolis, 1886-1916. Co-editor of hymnals: Evangelii Basun I & II, 1881-1883; Lilla Basunen, 1890; and Jubelklangen, 1896. Was in editorial committee of Covenant's first three hymnals: Sions Basun, 1908; De Ungas Sångbok, 1914; and Mission Hymns, 1921. Editor and publisher of Gittit 1892-1908, a monthly choir journal with music; a series of ten bound volumes of choir selectio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our day of joy is here again
Author: A. L. Skoog
Refrain First Line: Glory to our God, we sing



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