The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hail The Morn! Let Praises Cheerful

For Christmas

Source: John Brownlie, Hymns of the Russian Church (Edinburgh: R & R. Clark, Limited, 1920)
Christmas Hymns from John Brownlie

Meter: 8,7,8,3

1. Hail the morn! Let praises cheerful
Scatter night and brooding fear;
Wipe the eyes with sorrow tearful,—
Christ is here.

2. Ah, the doubting, faintly hoping
As the promised time drew near,
In the darkness blindly groping;—
Christ is here.

3. Come, O Christ! our souls with gladness
Greet Thine Advent with a cheer—
To a world that scorns its sadness;—
Christ is here.

4. Thou, the Father's love revealing,
Now to loveless men appear
With Thy gifts of grace and healing;—
Christ is here.

5. Hope is ours, and hope is bringing
To our sky a noontide clear;
Pardon, peace, and joy are singing,
Christ is here.

6. Life is ours, and life undying
Thrills the soul when Thou art near.
Up, my heart! enough of sighing,
Christ is here.

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