The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Christmas In The Air

Words: Louis F. Benson, December 20, 1914

Music: Margaretta, Alfred Reginald Allen, January, 1915
Meter: 56 56 886 With Refrain
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Source: Louis F. Benson, Hymns Original And Translated (Philadelphia: The Plimpton Press, 1925)

1. Christmas in the air!
Hear all angels singing;
Love and peace up there!
Peace their hands are bringing;
And lest the busy world forget;
The bells are ringing everywhere,
The children singing yet
God grant us peace on Christmas Day;
God send the conscience rest,
God drive the wolves of want away,
And succor the oppressed.

2. Christmas in the heart
If the heart be lowly!
Pride can have no part
In what makes Christmas holy;
God lends a star to guide the meek,
But baffles Herod's cunning art,
And hides when proud men seek.
God grant us peace on Christmas Day;
God give us hearts reborn;
God listen when the humble pray,
And comfort hearts forlorn. Amen.

 

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