The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hail! Sacred Day, Auspicious Morn

For the Christmas-tide

Words: English Traditional

Music: Not Stated

Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 27.

Hail! sacred day, auspicious morn,
On which the Prince of life was born ;
Messiah leaves his Father's throne,
The glorious Lord of Life comes down.

Arise, my soul and hail the day,
Nor sleep the solemn hours away;
Let heavenly hosts arise and sing,
Hosanna to the new-born King.

Peace now resumes her gentle reign,
Good-will and love are given to men;
Thus sang the bright angelic host,
While shepherds were in wonder lost.

Glory to God who reigns on high,
Proclaim glad tidings through the sky;
Let earth and heaven salute the morn,
On which the Prince of Life was born.

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