Words: Rev. R. R. Chope
Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #23
1. I love to hear
sweet voices sing,
That Day of all the best,,
When earliest in the morn they bring
The news of Christmas blest,
And far away old echoes ring,
As bidding me to rest!
2. For then with waking thoughts intent
My soul looks up on high,
And mingles musing with relent
As fain 'twould see Christ nigh;
Hear for itself, ere time be spent,
Peace from the azure sky!
3. But though no longer in our race
By flesh the Virgin-born
Is known to us, yet Jesus' Grace
Leaves not His Own forlorn;
Since now good Christians see His Face
By faith, on Christmas Morn!
4. Then, come, ye faithful, great and small,
Come hasten to the sight,
Where Jesus at our Festival
Comes down, the shining Light,
To fill all hearts, who hear His Call,
With Glory beaming bright!
Sheet Music from Chope
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