The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Chime, Happy Christmas Bells, Once More

Words: "Det Kimer Nu Til Julfest," Nicolai Frederik Severin Grundtvig, 1817
Translator: Unknown

Music: "Det Kimer Nu Til Julefest," Carl C. N. Balle, 1850
SATB: MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Melody Only: MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
Meter: L. M.

1. Chime, happy Christmas bells, once more,
The heav'nly Guest is at the door,
The blessed words the shepherds thrill,
The joyous tidings, "Peace, good will."

2. O let us go with quiet mind,
The gentle Babe with shepherds find,
To gaze on Him who gladdens them,
The loveliest flow'r of Jesse's stem.

3. O holy Child, Thy manger gleams
Till earth and heav'n glow with its beams,
Till midnight turns to brightest noon,
And Jacob's Star outshines the sun.

4. Come, Jesus, glorious heav'nly Guest,
Keep Thine own Christmas in our breast,
Then David's harp-strings, hushed so long,
Shall swell our jubilee of song.

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