O Hasten and Join With Your Voices
Words and Music: Anonymous. Known by 1926.
1. O hasten and
join with your voices
Ye Christians the angelic throng
From heaven to earth now rejoices
A world which has waited so long
In Bethlehem's Crib has appeared
The Son of the Virgin so mild
O hasten ye people who hear it
And kneel to the heavenly Child.
2. O Fairest in all
Thou God in humanity veiled
Fulfillest the world's expectations
Thy promise which never has failed
O give us the peace once declared
By angels in Bethlehem's night
The peace which the heavens prepared
For all who will follow the light.
Collected by Joseph F. Keimig (1918-2013) during his time as a student at Marianist Preparatory School, Beacon, N.Y. or as a Brother of the Society of Mary (S.M. or Marianists), a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers. Authorship and exact date unknown. Text transcribed from hand-written sheet music or other notes.
Noteworthy Composer sheet music created by Douglas D. Anderson and released to the public domain.
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