The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

On This Blessed Eve We Sing

For Christmas

Words: Isa Craig-Knox, altered.
Compare: On This Blessed Eve We Sing

Music: Not Stated

Source: Christmas Carols (London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., and Birmingham: Cornish Brothers, circa 1869), #3, pp. 7-8.

1. On this blessed eve we sing,
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!
Unto sinful men we bring
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!

2. Lo! the Prince of Peace and Light
Meekly in a manger lies!
Would’st thou have Him here to-night ?
Nevermore the poor despise.

3. Let us in, and let us bring
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!
In the dark we pass, and sing
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!

4. He, who was the King of kings,
Maker of the night and mom,
Came not borne on angels’ wings,
But of humble mother born.

5. So we come this night to sing
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!
And to all this house we bring
Tidings joyful tidings glad!

6 For He came to weep and smile,
Patient, holy, tempted, pure;
Came to share all pain and toil,
By His help our sins to cure.

7. On this blessed eve, then sing
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!
Unto men good will we bring:
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!

8. In His Father's house above,
On His throne in glory high,
He is waiting, full of love,
While His sheep in faith draw nigh.

9. On this blessed eve, then sing
Tidings joyful ! tidings glad !
For to men good will we bring,
Tidings joyful! tidings glad!

Editor's Note:

This poem was a significant alteration of the original by Isa Craig-Knox. See: On This Blessed Eve We Sing

Other works by Isa Craig-Knox on this site include:

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