The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lift Up Lift Up Your Voices Now

Words: John Mason Neale, 1851, alt.

Music: "Waltham," John Baptiste Calkin, 1872
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Meter: 8 8 8 8
(This melody was the first to be attached to I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day)

1. Lift up, lift up your voices now!
The whole wide world rejoices now;
The Lord has triumphed gloriously,
The Lord shall reign victoriously.

2. In vain with stone the cave they barred;
In vain the watch stayed up to guard;
Majestic from the stone cold tomb,
In pomp of triumph Christ is come.

3. And all He did, and all He bare,
He gives us as our own to share;
And hope, and joy and peace begin,
For Christ has won, and we shall win.

4. O Victor, aid us in the fight,
And lead through death to realms of light;
We safely pass where You have trod;
In You we die to rise to God.


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