Scripture Verse

I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10–11


Thomas Kelly

Words: Tho­mas Kel­ly (1769–1855), alt. Ap­peared in Hymns on Va­ri­ous Pass­ag­es of Scrip­ture. A New Ed­i­tion (Lon­don: Re­li­gious Tract So­ci­e­ty, 1836), pag­es 7–8.

Music: Abid­ing Grace John S. Camp, 1905 (🔊 pdf nwc).

John S. Camp


Angelic messenger, repeat
Those joyful sounds once more;
For sure no accents half so sweet,
E’er reached my ears before.

Glad tidings down from Heav’n I bring,
Of joy this holy morn:
To you we sing: Find Christ the King
In Bethlehem is born.

Seraphic sounds now fill the air,
From angel bands above;
And Heav’n itself, come down to earth,
Proclaims the birth of Love.