1 The bells of Christmas chime once more;
the heav'nly guest is at the door.
He comes to earthly dwellings still
with new year gifts of peace, good will.
2 This world, though wide and far outspread,
could scarcely find for you a bed.
Your cradle was a manger stall,
no pearl nor silk nor kingly hall.
3 Now let us go with quiet mind,
the swaddled babe with shepherds find,
to gaze on him who gladdens them,
the loveliest flow'r of Jesse's stem.
4 Oh, join with me, in gladness sing,
to keep our Christmas with our king,
until our song, from loving souls,
like rushing mighty water rolls!
5 O patriarchs' Joy, O prophets' Song,
O Dayspring bright, awaited long,
O Son of Man, incarnate Word,
great David's Son, great David's Lord:!
6 Come, Jesus, glorious heav'nly guest,
and keep your Christmas in our breast;
then David's harp-string, hushed so long,
shall swell our jubilee of song.
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #298
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #41||The Happy Christmas Comes Once More||The happy Christmas comes once more||DET KIMER NU TIL JULEFEST||Nicolai F. S. Grundtvig, 1783-1872; Charles Porterfield Krauth, 1823-1883||LM||1994||Christmas | ; Jesus Christ | Birth|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #143||The Happy Christmas Comes Once More||The happy Christmas comes once more||DET KIMER NU TIL JULEFEST||N. F. S. Grundtvig, 1783-1872; C. P. Krauth, 1823-83||L M||1996||Nativity of our Lord ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Worship #298||The Bells of Christmas||Det kimer nu til julefest (The bells of Christmas chime once more)||DET KIMER NU TIL JULEFEST||Charles Porterfield Krauth, 1823-1883; Nikolai F. S. Grudtvig, 1783-1872||L M||2006||Christmas ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #2146||The Happy Christmas Comes Once More||The happy Christmas comes once more||EMMANUEL||Nikolai F. Grundtvig; Charles P. Krauth||LM||<cite>Nyeste Skilderie af Kjøbenhagen</cite>, December 23, 1817|