The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Yule Returns, Come, Christian People

Words: Rev. R. Watham

Music: V. B. Crowther-Benyon
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol 341, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Yule returns, come, Christian people,
Singing Songs of olden time,
While the bells from tow'r and steeple
Gaily ring their Christmas chime.
Dear to Christian hearts the story
Of the blessed Saviour's birth,
Telling that the Lord of Glory,
Came to dwell with us on earth.

2. How our God Himself revealing,
As the prophets long foretold,
Eastern sages offered kneeling
Myrrh and frankincense and gold.
And the shepherds on the mountains
Heard the sounds of holy glee;
Love divine unlocked the fountains
Of celestial melody.

3. So (as years roll by) delighting
In the mystery of Thy love,
Mortals hymn Thy praise, uniting,
With angelic choirs above.
This the anthem that resounded}
O'er Judean hill and glen,
"Love eternal, love unbounded,
Peace on earth, goodwill to men."

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