The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Day Of Days

Words and Music: Not Stated

Source: John Clark Hollister, ed., Chants, Carols, and Tunes: A Supplement To The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865) Supplement p. 19.

1. The Saviour of this sinful world
    Was born today;
In Bethlehem God's only Son,
    As infant, lay
The angel-choirs sang songs of praise
To usher in this Day of days.

2. The Virgin Mary swathed her boy
    With tender care,
And placed him in the manger low,
    To slumber there,
While angel choirs sang songs of praise
To usher in this Day of days.

3. The midnight watchers with their flocks
    Great glory saw,
And trembling at the wondrous scene,
    Bowed down with awe,
While angel choirs sang songs of praise
To usher in this Day of days.

4. The shepherds quickly went their way,
    And found the child;
What wonder did their story cause
    The mother mild,
As th' angels rose to heaven with praise
To celebrate this Day of days.

5. Since then long years have rolled away,
    And round the earth
Has oft been sung by myriad tongues
    This glorious birth.
Come, Christian children, swell the praise
That ushers in this Day of days.

Sheet Music from John Clark Hollister, ed., Chants, Carols, and Tunes: A Supplement To The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865) Supplement p. 19.

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