The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Oh, Sing To-day!

Words: E.A.B.

Music: "The Morning Bright"

Source: John Clark Hollister, ed., Chants, Carols, and Tunes: A Supplement To The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), Supplement p. 25.

1. Oh! sing to-day
    A sweet, glad lay,
For angels in the sky
    Begin to sin;
    Christ comes, our King;
Glory to God most high!

2. Yes, wake again
    The happy strain
That tells of Jesus' Birth;
    To-day he's here
    To bless and cheer
His little ones on earth.

3. Loud anthems sing,
    Messiah is King,
Though in a manger sleeps;
    With gentle hands
    O'er his dear lambs
A loving guard he keeps.

4. Our praises rise
    And reach the skies
For all our sins forgiven;
    His cross we'll bear,
    His love we'll share;
Then sing to him in heaven!

Lyrics: "Oh, Sing To-day!" from John Clark Hollister, ed., Chants, Carols, and Tunes: A Supplement To The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), Supplement p. 25.

Sheet Music "The Morning Bright" from John Clark Hollister, ed., Chants, Carols, and Tunes: A Supplement To The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1863, 1865), #130, p. 140.

Note: Hollister gives the following attribution for The Morning Bright: "From 'Hymns and Music For The Young,' by permission of the author." The editor of Hymns and Music For The Young was John Freeman Young, who provided the popular translation Silent Night, Holy Night.

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