The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joy To The Sons of Men

For Christmas

Words: Anonymous

Music: Henry Tucker

Source: William B. Bradbury, Bradbury's New Golden Trio (New York: William B. Bradbury, No Date c. 1866), #86, p. 86. Bradbury published more than 40 collections of music, primarily for children, before he died from tuberculosis at the young age of 51.

Christmas Carol

1. Joy to the sons of men
On this bright Christmas morn!
List to the welcome words again
That charm our waiting hearts, as when
The shepherds heard with glad amaze
Th'announcement of angelic lays,
"A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born."

2. Joy to earth's sorrowing child
On this calm peaceful morn!
The holy harmless, undefiled,
Can soothe his breast with comfort mild;
The hymn that floats along the air
Shall find an answer echoing there --
"A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born."

3. Joy to the sick and poor,
"Blessed are they that mourn;"
If they submissively endure,
And trust his holy promise sure:
He comes all sorrow to relieve,
To comfort all who will believe --
"A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born."

4. Love, joy, good-will, and peace,
Since that first Christmas morn,
Have come to earth, and ne'er shall cease
To Him who purchased our release,
Our hearts, redeemed from earth, we'll bring
And humbly, gratefully we'll sing,
"A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born,
A Saviour Christ is born."

Sheet Music from William B. Bradbury, Bradbury's New Golden Trio (New York: William B. Bradbury, No Date c. 1866), #86, p. 86.

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