The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christ Is Born, Go Tell The Story

For Christmas

Words: Thomas Kelly (1769-1854)

Source: Thomas Kelly, Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture. A New Edition. (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1836), Hymn I, pp. 1-2.

"Ye shall find the babe in a manger. Luke ii. 12.

1. Christ is born, go tell the story,
Tell the nations of his birth:
Tell them that the "Lord of glory"
Comes from heav'n to dwell on earth:
Let the tidings
Fill the world with sacred mirth.

2. See he lies in yonder manger;
"Prince of Life" his title is:
Midst his own, and yet a stranger,
All things seen and unseen his;
Yet neglected:
Wonder, O ye heav'ns, at this.

3. See fulfill'd, prophetic vision,
Unto us a child is born;
Tho' an object of derision,
Tho' the theme of human scorn:
Yet his people
Hail his birth, and cease to mourn.

4. Hail Emmanuel, child of promise,
"Lord of all," in humble guise;
Long detain'd, and absent from us,
Come at length to bless our eyes:
Hail Emmanuel!
God the Saviour, only wise!

Note:

Also found in Thomas Kelly, Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnson, 1815), Hymn 1, p. 1.

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