Words: John Julian
Music: T. F. Dunhill & W. T. Crossley
1. Sweetly sang the Angels in the clear calm night,
On their white wings resting in the heavenínly light;
Sent by God the Father, who our love has sought,
Unto men and children tidings glad they brought.
Children, blend your voices,
In sweet concord sing,
Hail the Lordís Anointed,
Christ the childrenís King.
2. To the gentle shepherds it was first revealed,
Watching Ďmid the darkness in the open field,
That in Davidís city, on that holy morn,
In a lowly stable, Christ, our King, was born. Refrain
3. Gladdened by the tidings, hastily they sped
To the crowded city and the manger-bed;
There they found the Saviour, with His mother mild;
Him they loved and worshipped though a lowly child. Refrain
4. In His simple childhood, and His sacred youth,
All His ways were holy, all His words were truth;
For our sins He suffered, and through grief untold,
All His lambs He purchased for His sacred fold. Refrain
5. Jesu, meek and gentle, make us like to Thee;
Loving, true, and tender, Thou wouldst have us be.
Blessings rich and holy, at this Christmas tide,
Pour Thou out upon us, Saviour, King and Guide. Refrain
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