The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Joyously, Joyously, Silvery Clear

Words: Unknown

Music: A. C. White
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #126, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Joyously, joyously, silvery clear,
Christmas bells fall on each list'ning ear,
Gaily they echo o'er land and o'er sea,
Musical peals full of musical glee.
Echoes of strains sung by Angels on high,
Echoes re-echoed beyond the blue sky,
Echoes of strains sung by Angels on high,
Echoes re-echoed beyond the blue sky.

2. Hopefully, hopefully swells out the strain,
Tell of Christ's birth again and again,
Sweetly the harps tuned in Christ's home above
Take up the song and repeat it in love;
Echoes of strains sung by Angels on high,
Echoes re-echoed beyond the blue sky.

3. Tenderly, tenderly die now the chimes,
Passing away as they passed in old times,
Hushed now the music while grateful hearts share
In offerings gladly of song and of prayer;
Silent the bells, but in heart and with voice,
We hail the Lord's birth and for it rejoice.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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