Christ is Born

Shepherds heard the glad refrain

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

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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!"

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

Davis was ev­i­dent­ly a Meth­od­ist evan­gel­ist from Jer­sey Ci­ty, New Jer­sey. Davis was her mar­ried name. Her works in­clude: Gems of Gos­pel Songs (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1885) Favorite Gos­pel Songs: A Tune Book, with Eli­sha Hoff­man (Jer­sey Ci­ty, New Jer­sey: J. N. Da­vis, 1894) Childhood Con­ver­sions/ (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: The Chris­tian Wit­ness Com­pa­ny, 1897) 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



The Cyber Hymnal #8999
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