Sing, children, sing

Sing how the angels came by night

Author: Mary E. Servoss
Tune: [Sing how the angels came by night]
Published in 1 hymnal

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Representative Text

Oh! ring, ye merry bells,
And sing, ye children, sing;
Ph, ring, ye merry bells,
And sing, ye children, sing.

1 Sing how the angels came by night
To shepherds on the plain,
How flooded by the heav’nly light,
They heard the holy strain,
Proclaiming that the Christ was come,
The Lord of heav’n and earth;
As in one glad triumphant song
They sang of Jesus’ birth.

Refrain:
Then ring, ye merry bells,
And sing, ye children, sing;
For Christ the Lord rules over all,
Of heav’n and earth the King;
Then ring out, merry bells,
And sing, ye children sing;
For Christ the Lord rules over all,
Of heav’n and earth the King.

2 Sing how the wise men from afar
Brought gold and incense sweet,
And guided by His radiant star
Laid them at Jesus’ feet;
How ‘round the manger, kneeling low,
With hoary head and wise,
They worshiped at the infant feet
Of Him who rules the skies. [Refrain]

3 Sing how He came from sin to save
A world of sinners lost,
How thro’ dishonor and the grave
The river Death was crossed;
And now upon His heav’nly throne
He intercedes to give
Free pardon to each trusting soul,
That it thro’ Him may live. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #176

Author: Mary E. Servoss

Servoss, M. E. Hymns by this writer are in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs & Solos, 1881. (1) “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice" (Joy in the Redeemer); and (2) "When the storms of life are raging" (Refuge in God). Another, "'Tis Jesus when the burdened heart" (Jesus, the Sinner's Friend), is in the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1887. Miss Servoss was born at Schenectady, near New York. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Sing how the angels came by night
Title: Sing, children, sing
Author: Mary E. Servoss
Refrain First Line: O ring, ye merry bells
Copyright: Public Domain

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