Scripture Verse

I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. Revelation 22:16

Introduction

Words: Anon­y­mous, in Christ­mas Min­strel­sy, by Jo­seph Will­iams (Lon­don & Man­ches­ter, Eng­land: No­vel­lo & Brem­ner, 1864), num­ber 8.

Music: Eu­pho­nia Will­iam Spark, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

All hail, bright morning star!
The dayspring from afar;
Hail the long expected morn!
Hail the joy of earth and Heav’n!
Unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is giv’n!

Refrain

Unto us, unto us, unto us a Son is giv’n,
Unto us, unto us a Son is giv’n!

Veiled in a form of clay,
Whom angel hosts obey,
God appears on earth to dwell,
Him the hosts of Satan dread;
Christ will save our souls from hell,
He shall bruise the serpent’s head!

Refrain

Hail, Christ is God alone!
For sin He doth atone!
Savior of the human race,
Thee let all our powers confess;
Own Thy power, extol Thy grace,
Shout the Lord our righteousness!

Refrain