The stranger

'Tis the message of Christmas we sing to you gladly

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel
Tune: [’Tis the message of Christmas]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ’Tis the message of Christmas
We sing to you gladly,
A message of love
From Heaven above;
Unto mankind this day
In the city of David
A Savior is born!
All hail the happy, happy morn!
No room was prepared
To receive Him, the King!
But a rude and lowly manger
Could be found for the Stranger
Who left His bright throne
Our salvation to bring;
With the glory of the story
Let the whole earth now ring.

2 Lowly shepherds were first to
Be told of His advent!
They heard the glad song
And saw the bright throng
Of immortals that came
With the first Christmas message—
A Savior is born!
All hail the happy, happy morn!
Then out of the east
Came the Magi of old!
And they found Him in a manger,
Found the heavenly Stranger,
And laid at His feet
Honor, riches, and gold!
Of His glory, of the story,
Let the whole earth be told.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12879

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis the message of Christmas we sing to you gladly
Title: The stranger
Author: Chas. H. Gabriel
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12879
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12879

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