The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hark! The Christmas Songs Are Singing

Words: Unknown

Music: Rev. George J. Magill
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 240, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir), 1916

1. Hark! The Christmas songs are singing,
And the Christmas bells are ringing;
Wildly their glad message flying,
In excelsis gloria,
In excelsis gloria.

2. Chiefest day in our possessing,
Crowned with Christmas love and blessing,
Shout ye nations, Christ confessing,
In excelsis gloria,
In excelsis gloria.

3. How the glorious news is flying!
Christ, to save a world from dying,
In a lowly manger lying;
In excelsis gloria,
In excelsis gloria.

4. "Peace on earth," the Angels chorus
Loudly sang while hovering oer us,
This the message that they bore us,
In excelsis gloria,
In excelsis gloria.

5. Oh! The bells so madly pealing;
Tidings of great joy revealing;
Through our hearts their echoes stealing
In excelsis gloria,
In excelsis gloria.

6. Christ now reigns a King forever
Safe in Him well falter never;
Sing His praise for aye and ever!
In excelsis gloria,
In excelsis gloria.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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