The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

How Precious Is The Story

For Christmas

Words and Music: "From S. S. Hosanna, by Permission."

Source: John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #17, p. 36.

1. How precious is the story,
Of our Redeemer's birth;
Who left the realms of glory.
And came to dwell on earth!
He saw our sad condition,
Our guilt, and sin, and shame;
To save us from perdition,
The blessed Jesus came.

2. He came to Earth from Heaven,
To weep, and bleed, and die,
That we might be forgiven,
And raised to God on high.
His kindness and compassion,
To children then were shown;
The heirs of his salvation,
He claimed them for his own.

3. Oh! may I love their Saviour,
So good, so kind, so mild!
And may I find his favor;
A young though sinful child.
And in his blissful heaven,
May I at last appear,
With all my sins forgiven,
To know and praise Him there.

Sheet Music from John Clark Hollister, ed., The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #17, p. 36.

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