The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O'er The Mountains

Alternate Title: Swelling O’er The Mountain Sounds The Christmas Bell

Words: Unknown

Music: M. M. Simpson
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer/ PDF

Carol 210, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New
(Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Swelling o’er the mountain sounds the Christmas bell,
Stealing down the valley, its joyful news to tell;
Now happy faces greet us,
New joys come forth to meet us;
Good will and peace to all, to all, this happy Christmas Day!

2. In their tents abiding, shepherds on the plain,
Heard the angel-voices sing out the glad refrain,
“To God on high be glory,
To men the joyful story,
Good will and peace to all, this happy Christmas Day!”

3. O’er the darkness a rising shines the Royal Star,
Leading to its brightness the people from afar;
The kings of earth adore Him
And nations bow before Him
Who brings good will and peace on happy Christmas Day!

4. Maidens, men, and children - sage and sinner too -
Pardon, peace, and gladness, the Saviour brings to you;
The angels’ song repeating,
We send the joyous greeting,
Good will and peace to all, this happy Christmas Day!

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Sheet Music from Hutchins

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