The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lo! Descending The Heavens Rending

For Christmas

Words and Music: Anonymous

Source: William B. Bradbury, Bradbury's New Golden Trio (New York: William B. Bradbury, No Date c. 1866), #120, pp. 248-249. Bradbury published more than 40 collections of music, primarily for children, before he died from tuberculosis at the young age of 51.

Christmas Anthem

1. Lo! descending the heavens rending,
Messengers from God to men:
Angels winging, tidings bringing,
Christ is born in Bethlehem;
Come with gladness, and banish sadness,
Children sweetly tune your voices.
Sing aloud while heaven rejoices;
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
"Peace on earth, good will to men."
Lift aloud, a lofty strain,
God is reconciled to man,,
Glory to our Saviour King,
Heaven and earth with glory ring,
Praise him, Praise him,
The Lord Jehovah praise,
Praise him, Praise him,
The Lord Jehovah praise,
Hosanna! Hosanna!

2. Dearest Saviour, grant thy favor,
While in these thy courts we stay,
Thy rich blessing on us resting,
Oh this happy festive day,
Bells arre ringing, and birds are singing,
Words and fields their tribute bringing,
Back the hills the echoes flinging;
Let our voices swell the chorus
In a grateful song of praise;
Joyful, come before him now,
Humbly in his presence bow,
ow to him our tribute bring,
Lord of lords and King of kings
Praise him, Praise him,
Ye grateful children, praise,
Praise him, Praise him,
Ye grateful children, praise,
Hosanna! Hosanna!

Sheet Music to "Christmas Anthem" from William B. Bradbury, Bradbury's New Golden Trio (New York: William B. Bradbury, No Date c. 1866), #120, pp. 248-249.

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