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Christmas Day

Wake all music's magic powers

Translator: H. R. Bramley
Tune: [Wake all music's magic powers]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wake all music's magic powers,
On this blissful morning,
Born today, the Child is ours,
Theme of Prophet's warning:
Giant in the race He towers,
Toil and danger scorning.

O that blessed going out
Which salvation brought about.
O that blessed going out,
Which salvation brought about

2 Let this glorious holiday
Find such holy spending
That the simple-hearted may
Joy without offending,
And sweet charity may stay,
With our concourse blending, [Refrain]

3 Give we glory to this Feast,
For man's restoration;
Now the guilty is released,
Freed from condemnation;
By the widow's son deceased,
See Elisha's station! [Refrain]

4 O how bright is this day made,
Day with radiance glowing,
Which the Light of Light displayed,
Light in darkness shewing;
Chasing thus death's gloomy shade,
Brightness o'er us throwing! [Refrain]

5 Risen today in spendour bright,
Shining to all ages,
Beams the Sun, whose distant light
Touched the Prophet's pages;
Now, to end the reign of night,
Christ His power engages. [Refrain]

Source: Christmas Carols New and Old: Series 1 and 2 #27

Translator: H. R. Bramley

English clergyman, a high-church Anglican. Text editor of Christmas Carols New and Old, 1871 (John Stainer was the music editor), a seminal work in the second period of carol revival. The usual four-part setting of "The First Nowell" appeared in this book. Published a number of translations of hymns and carols from the Latin.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wake all music's magic powers
Title: Christmas Day
Original Language: Latin
Translator: H. R. Bramley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O that blessed going out



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Carols for a Merry Christmas and a Joyous Easter #d28

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Christmas Carols New and Old #27

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Christmas Carols New and Old #27

The Choral Hymnal #d240

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