The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sing, Sing For Christmas

Words: Rev. J. H. Edgar, D.D.

Music: Rev. J. S. B. Hodges, D.D.
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #196, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Sing, sing for Christmas!
Welcome happy day!
For Christ is born our Saviour,
To take our sins away.
Sing, sing a joyful song,
Loud and clear today;
To praise our Lord and Saviour,
Who in the manger lay.

Chorus
Sing, sing for Christmas,
Welcome happy day!
For Christ is born our Saviour,
To take our sins away.

2. Tell, tell the story
Of the wondrous night,
When shepherds who were watching
Their flocks till morning light,
Saw angel hosts from heav'n,
Heard the angel voice,
And so were told the tidings,
Which makes the world rejoice. Chorus

3. Soft, softly shining,
Stars were in the sky,
And silver fell the moonlight
On hill and mountain high,
When suddenly the night
Outshone the bright mid-day,
With angels hosts who herald
The reign of peace for aye. Chorus

4. Hark, hear them singing,
Singing in the sky,
Be worship, honor, glory,
And praise to God on high!
Peace, peace, good will to men1
Born the Child from heaven!
The Christ, the Lord, the Saviour,
The Son to you is given! Chorus

5. Sing, sing for Christmas!
Echo, earth, the cry
Of worship, honor, glory,
And praise to God on high!
Sing, sing the joyful song,
Let it never cease,
Of glory in the highest
On earth, good will and peace. Chorus

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Sheet Music by Rev. J. S. B. Hodges from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #80

Sheet Music by W. W. Rousseau from The Parish School Hymnal. Philadelphia: Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1926, #38

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