The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

 The Christmas Comes

Words: Unknown

Music: Chas. H. Sunderland

Carol 189, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. The Christmas comes let praise abound!
Loud anthems now begin!
For Him, whose Mother, Mary
Found no welcome at the inn.
In Bethlehem "no room" not one
Save in a cattle kahn,
A manger for her first-born Son,
The Prince of Peace, God-man!
To Him, our King, all praises bring,
And give the Saviour room;
He reigns today, To chase away
The world's dark guilt and gloom.

2. The "wise men" saw His star on high,
And blessed His lowly birth'
God's herald angels in the sky
Rejoiced with Holy mirth.
They charmed the fears of shepherds then
With notes of peace, "Good-will,"
And now that Gospel song to men
Inspires their worship still;
O earth rejoice, with heart and voice
And give the Saviour room!
He lives to bless with righteousness
And make the world bloom.

3. He lives and reigns our God and King
The "Lord of Glory" now,
While round His throne bright seraphs sing,
"Adoring spirits bow;
And from His presence, on swift wing
The Christmas angels fly
To woo the world to Christ, and bring
Their heavenly melody.
Hark, hear them sing! "Receive your King,
And give your Saviour room!"
His light shall shine with ray divine
To banish woe and gloom.

4. From chapel, church, cathedral high,
From every holy place
Let anthems shake the vaulted sky
And songs of joy and grace!
Let saintly hands and hearts prepare
Their offerings rich, and free
And Christmas cheer be everywhere
With love and charity!
Let all be glad; let none be sad;
Oh, give the Saviour room!
With love's employ our hearts shall joy,
The desert place shall bloom.

Sheet Music from Rev. Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol 189

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