I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations shall come. Haggai 2:7
If you know where to get a good photo of Post (head & shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), or a better one of DeArmond,
The merry bells are gaily ringing,
Hear their joyous chime;
They welcome in the Hope of nations
Born this Christmas time;
While choirs of angels sing exulting,
Let our voices rise
In notes of praise to the eternal
Lord of earth and skies.
Hail! all hail! blessèd birth;
The blest desire of every nation
Comes at last to earth;
Hail! all hail! Christ your king,
The holy One, the great Redeemer,
Life and light doth bring.
Repeat to all the wondrous tidings,
Sweetest ever heard;
The Shiloh cometh to His temple,
God redeems His word;
In human form He now descendeth,
Mystery of love;
O hail the source of every blessing,
Throned in light above.
Awake! awake! ye slumbering nations,
Christ is at your door;
The royal Babe of Bethl’hem’s manger,
Praise Him evermore;
All glory in the highest singing,
Now His power confess;
Crown Him! the Prince of Peace triumphant,
Lord of Righteousness.