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Prince of Peace

We will tell the wondrous story

Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Tune: [We will tell the wondrous story]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We will tell the wondrous story
Of happy tidings brought to earth,
Of the angel hosts in glory,
Proclaiming Jesus’ birth;
Hear the heav’nly voices singing,
“Good will on earth to men,
Unto you is born a Savior,
A prince, in Bethlehem.”

Let us sing with joy and gladness,
The happy songs of Jesus’ love,
’Till we join the heav’nly chorus
In that bright home above.

2 Here we raise our tuneful voices
To sing of Christ, the newborn King,
Telling how the men of wisdom
Their precious gifts did bring;
Telling how the shepherds worshipped
The infant Savior there,
Bowing low in adoration,
O, vision grand and fair. [Refrain]

3 On the great white throne in glory,
That Savior, once of earth, doth wait,
While the saints around are beck’ning,
Within the pearly gate.
Soon we’ll lay aside earth’s trials,
And when our journey’s o’er,
We will meet the King eternal,
Upon the golden shore. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15321

Author: J. Howard Entwisle

J Howard Entwisle USA 1865-1901. Born in PA, he became a musician and songbook editor-compiler in Philadelphia, PA, in the 1890s. He collaberated with William J Kirkpatrick, also of Philadelphia, promoting gospel songs. He helped compile “Songs of love and praise #4”, then later “Songs of love and praise #5”. Other published works were: “Bright melodies” (1899), “Heavenly sunlight” (1900), “Exalted praise” (1901). He died in Philadelphia. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We will tell the wondrous story
Title: Prince of Peace
Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let us sing with joy and gladness
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15321
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #15321

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