The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Joyful Morn is Breaking

Words: Benjamin Gough, 1873

Music: Edward J. Hopkins and George Edgar Oliver

Source: Carols #70 & 672, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. The joyful morn is breaking,
The brightest morn of earth,
Through all creation waking
The joy of Jesus' birth.
His star above is glistening,
Where Jesus cradled lies,
And all the earth is listening
The carol of the skies.

2. High strains of praise are swelling
From angel hosts on high,
And one soft voice is telling
Glad tidings from the sky;
Tidings of free salvation,
Of peace on earth below;
Through every land and nation
The blessed word shall go!

3. His children's song1 shall name Him
In many a tongue to day;
His Church shall yet proclaim Him
To people far away;
Till idols fall before Him,
Till strife and wrong shall cease,
Till all the earth adore Him,
The eternal Prince of Peace!


1. Or: songs. Return

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Sheet Music by Edward J. Hopkins from Charles L. Hutchins, #70
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF
From The Junior Hymnal (1928): MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Sheet Music by George Edgar Oliver from Charles L. Hutchins, #672
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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