The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All Hail! All Hail To The Natal Day

Words: Rev. S. (Samuel) Childs Clarke from the Parish Church Hymnal.

Music: E. H. Thorne
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Carol 538, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. All hail! All hail to the natal day
Of the Lord of life and glory!
Your homage bring to the Infant King,
As ye chant the wondrous story.

To Bethlehem! To Bethlehem!
Is the way we now are wending:
To Jesus born in Bethlehem,
Are the thoughts of all hearts tending.

2. Age follows age in a ceaseless round,
Since the angels’ midnight greeting:
Men live and die – but the Church for aye
Is at Christmastide repeating. Chorus

3. Then come and awake your tuneful strain,
As ye sing in exultation;
Come, bear your part with a grateful heart
In this Day’s commemoration. Chorus

4. Yes, onward, ye Christians, onward move,
On to Bethlehem to meet Him;
With reverent mirth, O ye sons of Earth,
As your God Incarnate greet Him. Chorus

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