For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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Theodore E. Perkins (1831-1912)

Fanny Crosby, in Songs of Salvation, edited by Theodore Perkins & A. Taylor (New York: Biglow & Main, 1870).

Odenwald Theodore E. Perkins, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Carol, sweetly carol,
A Savior born today;
Bear the joyful tidings,
Oh, bear them far away:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Till earth’s remotest bound
Shall hear the mighty chorus,
And echo back the sound.

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Carol, sweetly carol,
Carol, sweetly today;
Bear the joyful tidings,
Oh, bear them far away.

Carol, sweetly carol,
As when the angel throng
O’er the vales of Judah
Awoke the heavenly song:
Carol, sweetly carol,
Goodwill, and peace, and love,
Glory in the highest
To God who reigns above.

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Carol, sweetly carol,
The happy Christmas time:
Hark! the bells are pealing
Their merry, merry chime:
Carol, sweetly carol
Ye shining ones above,
Sing in loudest numbers
Oh, sing redeeming love.

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