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The Day of Days

The Savior of this sinful world

Author: Thomas Gallaudet
Tune: [The Savior of this sinful world]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Savior of this sinful world
Was born today;
In Bethlehem God’s only Son,
An infant lay.
The angel choirs sang songs of praise
To usher in this Day of days.

2 The virgin Mary swathed her boy
With tender care,
And placed Him in the manger low,
To slumber there.
While angel choirs sang songs of praise
To usher in this Day of days.

3 The midnight watchers with their flocks
Great glory saw,
And trembling at the wondrous scene,
Bowed down with awe,
While angel choirs sang songs of praise
To usher in this Day of days.

4 The shepherds quickly went their way,
And found the Child;
What wonder did their story cause
The mother mild,
As th’angels rose to Heaven with praise
To celebrate this Day of days.

5 Since then long years have rolled away,
And round the earth
Has oft been sung by myriad tongues
This glorious birth.
Come, Christians all, and swell the praise
That ushers in the Day of days.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11536

Author: Thomas Gallaudet

Born: June 3, 1822, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut. Died: Au­gust 27, 1902, New York Ci­ty. Buried: Ce­dar Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut. Gallaudet was or­dained to the di­a­co­nate June 16, 1850, and be­came an Epis­co­pal priest in 1851. Among his achieve­ments was the found­ing of St. Ann’s Church for Deaf Mutes in New York Ci­ty in 1852, which in ef­fect launched the Epis­co­pa­li­an miss­ion to the deaf. He al­so found­ed the Gal­lau­det Home for Deaf-Mutes, near Pough­keep­sie, New York, in 1885. Note: Gal­lau­det is oft­en con­fused with his fa­ther, Dr. Tho­mas Hop­kins Gall­au­det, found­er of the first Amer­i­can school for the deaf. Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Savior of this sinful world
Title: The Day of Days
Author: Thomas Gallaudet
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11536
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The Cyber Hymnal #11536

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