1. O haste, the blessed Babe is born!
The King expected long:
Haste, haste, with eager footsteps forth,
Amid the joyous throng.
2. With angel choirs His praises sing,
His birthday glad proclaim;
And when, long since on Christmas morn,
They to the shepherds came.
3. Ere dawning day their anthems raise,
“Glory to God on high,”
“Glory to God,” from ev’ry land
Let ev’ry tongue reply.
4. For “unto us a Child is born,
To us a Son is given;”
To raise us from our fallen state,
He stooped to earth from Heaven.
5. Then gladly hail this festal day,
Your joyous voices raise;
On this our holy Christmas morn
Let all men sound His praise.
Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
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