Good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.@Luke 2:10

Franklin E. Belden, in Sabbath Carols (Altoona, Pennsylvania: R. B. Mahaffey, 1881), number 32.

R. B. Mahaffey (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Franklin E. Belden
(1858-1945)

’Tis merry, merry Christmas time!
The world with joy is clad;
Let all our happy voices chime,
And every heart be glad.

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Raise your grateful voices high,
Let no heart be sad;
Christ is born, the great Messiah,
Let the world be glad.

All glory unto God, our king;
To Christ, His only Son;
Forever let His praises ring,
Redemption is begun.

Refrain

All glory unto Christ, our Lord!
Who saves us thro’ His name;
Let Heav’n and earth, with one accord,
His praises loud proclaim.

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