1 Out of every clime and people,
Under every holy name,
Is the everlasting Gospel,
Good and glad for aye the same;
So we, in our happy Christmas,
Breathe the universal creed,
Clasping hands with distant ages,
In a brotherhood indeed.
Hark! we hear again the chorus,
Echoing through the starry sky,
And we join the heav’nly anthem,
Glory be to God on high!
2 Sing aloud, then hearts and voices,
Shout, O new world, free and strong;
Hail of Light the deathless triumph,
Join the old world’s birthday song:
"Glory be to God the highest!
Peace on earth, good will to men!"
’Twas the morning stars that pealed it,
Let the world respond again. [Refrain]
Longfellow, Samuel, B. A., brother of the Poet, was born at Portland, Maine, June 18, 1819, and educated at Harvard, where he graduated in Arts in 1839, and in Theology in 1846. On receiving ordination as an Unitarian Minister, he became Pastor at Fall River, Massachusetts, 1848; at Brooklyn, 1853; and at Germantown, Pennsylvania, 1860. In 1846 he edited, with the Rev. S. Johnson (q. v.), A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. This collection was enlarged and revised in 1848. In 1859 his Vespers was published, and in 1864 the Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit , under the joint editorship of the Rev. S. Johnson and himself. His Life of his brother, the Poet Longfellow, was published in 1886. To the works named he contributed the follow… Go to person page >
Display Title: Out Of Every Clime And PeopleFirst Line: Out of every clime and peopleTune Title: EL PASOAuthor: Samuel LongfellowMeter: 87.87.87 DSource: The Carol by Charles W. Wendte (Cincinnati: John Church, 1886)