Scripture Verse

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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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Big­low & Main’s Christ­mas An­nu­al No. 3 (New York: Big­low & Main, 1872).

Music: Hu­bert P. Main (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Hubert P. Main
(1839–1925)

Lyrics

Strike your harps, ye saints in glory,
Shout aloud the wondrous story,
Christ the Savior born;
Born, His people to deliver,
Born, to reign our king forever;
Tell it by the crystal river,
Christ the Savior born;
Tell it by the crystal river,
Christ the Savior born.

Clasp your hands, ye floods of ocean,
Sing, ye hills, with pure devotion,
Christ the Savior born;
Wake, O earth! the song repeating,
Wake! thy own Messiah greeting;
Hearts with holy rapture beating,
Hail a Savior born;
Hearts with holy rapture beating,
Hail a Savior born.

Hark! the mighty anthem ringing,
Multitudes of angels singing,
Christ the Savior born;
Opened now the gates of glory,
Man redeemed, O wondrous story!
Glory in the highest, glory!
Christ the Savior born;
Glory in the highest, glory!
Christ the Savior born.