Cheerily, Cheerily Singing

This the morn Christ was born, long ago

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [This the morn Christ was born, long ago]
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1 This the morn Christ was born, long ago,
And His birth all the earth soon shall know,
As the star from afar wise men led,
Guardian angels hovered o’er his lowly bed.

Refrain:
Cheerily, cheerily singing,
Merrily, merrily ringing,
Merrily ring the bells,
Sweetly their music tells,
Of a king who comes to reign forever;
Cheerily, cheerily singing,
Merrily, merrily ringing,
Merrily ring the bells,
Sweetly their music tells,
Merrily, merrily, ring the bells.

2 Send a song clear and strong, o’er the sea,
And proclaim in his name, ye are free.
Angel throngs sing the songs o’er and o’er,
“Glory be to God on high forevermore.” [Refrain]

3 Loudly swells, from the bells, as they ring,
Tidings grand o’er the land of our King,
And the song borne along ne’er shall cease,
“Wonderful, the Counselor, the Prince of Peace.” [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #162

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: This the morn Christ was born, long ago
Title: Cheerily, Cheerily Singing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Cheerily, cheerily singing
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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