Scripture Verse

A virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Introduction

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James H. Fillmore, Sr.
(1849–1936)

Words: Jes­sie B. Pounds, Christ­mas Ech­oes: A Sun­day School En­ter­tain­ment (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1885).

Music: Is­par­ta James H. Fill­more, Sr., 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jessie B. Pounds
(1861–1921)

Lyrics

O Thou blessèd gift from Heaven,
Words Thy worth can never tell!
Sweetest boon to mortals given,
Is our Lord Immanuel.

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Blessèd gift, O gift from Heaven,
Words Thy worth can never tell;
Sweetest boon to mortals given,
Blessèd gift, Immanuel.

Thro’ the long and troubled ages,
Heaven’s precious promise fell;
All the words of seers and sages,
Told of Christ Immanuel.

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God had loved, and God had spoken,
God had loved, and loved so well;
Lo! He sent the dearest token,
Lo! He gave Immanuel.

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