Words and Music: Samuel Wakely
Compare: Once More The Sweet Melodious Sound
Meter: 86 86
Source: G. Walters, A Good Christmas Box (Dudley: G. Walters, 1847, Reprinted by Michael Raven, 2007), p. 53.
Once more the sweet melodious sound,
Salute our happy ears;
The pleasing echo vibrates round,
Shepherds dismiss your fears.
Behold a bright celestial band,
Commissioned from above;
Visits our dark benighted land,
With tidings fraught with love.
Behold! To you, and all, I bring
Tidings of great joy;
This day is born a glorious King,
The Lord of earth and sky.
Thus spoke the seraph of the Lord,
And straight appeared a throng
Of Angels; who with one accord,
Joined in this heavenly song.
All praise and glory to our God,
And peace to men on earth;
Good-will is now proclaimed abroad,
At our Redeemer's birth.
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