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'Tis Christmas Morn

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1 ’Tis Christmas morn! with noiseless tread
The centuries have onward sped;
Proud, earthly powers have passed away,
And kingdoms crumbled to decay.

2 But perfume from the Magi gift
And echoes from the angels’ chime
Still linger on the Christmas air,
And float upon the stream of time.

3 And swift-winged winds for aye repeat
The tidings which the shepherds told,
The story of redeeming love—
Forever new, forever old!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8009

Author: Mrs. W. L. Miller

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Text Information

First Line: ’Tis Christmas morn! with noiseless tread
Title: 'Tis Christmas Morn
Author: Mrs. W. L. Miller
Source: St. Louis Evangelist, before 1889
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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The Cyber Hymnal #8009
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