Happy Christmas Morning

When up in heaven the angels sing

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [When up in Heaven the angels sing]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When up in Heav’n the angels sing,
In praise of Jesus Christ our king,
And all the bells for gladness ring,
In the happy Christmas morning.

O sing, my heart, for gladness sing,
In praise of Jesus Christ our king;
What angels sing on Christmas still,
"Be peace on earth, to men good will."

2 Be happy as the angels are,
While no rude discord comes to mar
The sons that welcome Bethle’m’s star
In the happy Christmas morning. [Refrain]

3 Be more like Christ than we have been,
And sing again, and yet again,
"Be peace on earth, good will to men,"
In the happy Christmas morning. [Refrain}

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12109

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When up in heaven the angels sing
Title: Happy Christmas Morning
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: O sing my heart
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12109
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The Cyber Hymnal #12109

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