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Christ is Born

Shepherds heard the glad refrain

Author: Grace Weiser Davis
Tune: [Shepherds heard the glad refrain]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Shepherds heard the glad refrain
On the early Advent morn,
And we join the heavenly strain:
"Jesus Christ, the Lord, is born!"

Refrain:
The good tidings proclaim,
"Christ is born! Christ is born!"
Till the world shall believe in His name;
Christ is born! Christ is born!

2 As the wise men haste to meet,
And their costly presents give,
So we come the Christ to greet;
He our best gifts shall receive. [Refrain]

3 "Glory in the highest" sing,
"Peace on earth, good will to men";
Let the bells of gladness ring,
Christ is born, Savior of men! [Refrain]

4 Jesus Christ shall save from sin;
Praise Him on this Advent morn!
Let Him be enthroned within!
Christ is born! the Christ is born! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8999

Author: Grace Weiser Davis

Grace Weiser Davis USA 1860-1933? Born near York, PA, she married judge James Nixon Davis in 1889. They attended the Asbury United Methodist Church in York. She became a Methodist evangelist. In 1900 she moved to Jersey City, NJ. She compiled several works, including: “Gems of gospel songs” (1885), “Favorite gospel songs” (1894) with Elisha A. Hoffman, “Childhood conversions” (1897). John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shepherds heard the glad refrain
Title: Christ is Born
Author: Grace Weiser Davis
Refrain First Line: The good tidings proclaim
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8999
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #8999

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