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Litany of the Birth of Jesus

By the word to Mary giv’n, By thy first descent from heav’n, By thine infant form so fair, Tumbling in the midnight air,— Chorus Babe of Bethlehem, hear our cry! Thou wert helpless once as we; Hear the loving Litany … Continue reading

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A Child Is Born in Bethlehem

A child is Born in Bethlehem, Glad tidings for Jerusalem! And there He lies in manger poor, Whose reign shall last forevermore. Chorus Infant beaming bright, Cheer all with Thy light, Infant we adore Evermore. And kings from out the … Continue reading

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What Beauteous Sun-Surpassing Star

What beauteous sun-surpassing star, O’er Bethlehem’s lonely road, Reveals a rising brighter far, And shows the cradled God! The star from Jacob see arise, By prophets long foretold; The silent nightly messenger, The nations East behold. While thus the star … Continue reading

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The Joys and Glories of Heaven

Who can paint that lovely city, City of true peace divine, Whose pure gates, forever open, Each in pearly lustre shine, Whose abodes of glory clear Naught defiling cometh near? There no stormy winter rages, There no scorching summer glows; … Continue reading

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The Chorus of the Angels

The angels sing around the stall Where Jesus cradled lies, The shepherds hear the joyful call That wakes the silent skies. Hark! to the Music floating by, Ere yet its echoes cease! Poured forth from angels’ harmony Is heard the … Continue reading

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The Star of Bethlehem

Hail, herald of the Gospel morn, Fair Star, so strange, so bright! Shine on, shine on, for Christ is born, The world’s expected Light. O, may thy blessed shining be A sign that Christ has come to me! Thou shinest … Continue reading

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Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Angels we have heard on high, Sweetly singing o’er our plains, And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains “Gloria in excelsis Deo.” Shepherds, why this jubilee? Why your rapturous strain prolong? What the gladsome tidings be Which inspire … Continue reading

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