With Hearts Full of Joy and of Gladness
Words and Music: Anonymous. Known by 1926.
1. With hearts full of joy and of gladness
An Anthem of praise let us sing
With feelings that know naught of sadness
Exultingly greet the great king
For angels today come from heaven
And tidings of joy do proclaim
The Savior of mankind is given
Through whom we can heaven reclaim.
2. Our sins to appease, to redeem us
Of Mary was born this sweet child
In Bethlehem's stable, full conscious
All loving, kind, merciful, mild
The shepherds whilst nightwatch were
From angels this mystíry hear
With wonder and awe hear this greeting
Rejoice and be glad have no fear.
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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