The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All Jubilant With Psalm and Hymn

Words: Unknown

Music: J. F. Bridge
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Carol 163, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. All jubilant with psalm and hymn
Around the Throne they stand,
Heav’n’s Cherubim and Seraphim
Encrown’d and harp in hand.
Unfold, unfold, ye gates of gold,
The fight shall now be won!
He won by Prophets spake of old
Now sends His only Son.

Glory to God in the Highest be
Now and for all eternity;
Peace, peace on earth," they sang,
And swell’d the strain again.
And all the starry welkin rang,
‘Good will, good will to men."

2. And one his golden cithern took,
And spread his radiant wings,
And with such fiery rapture strook
The wild and warbling strings,
That all his wond’ring brethren cried,
"Our herald thou shalt shine
On this eternal Christmastide
To lead our song divine."

3. Then backward sprung the golden doors,
On that resplendent morn,
And Jesus left Heaven’s azure floors
To be the virgin born:
And while our little planet star
Thro’ its blue ether rolls,
Those Angel notes shall blend afar
With songs of ransom’d souls.

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