Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11

Alice J. Cleator, in Uplifted Voices, edited by Adam Geibel & R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Geibel & Lehman, 1901), number 176.

R. Frank Lehman (🔊 pdf nwc).

O day of days that time can never dim,
O day that lives in Christmas chime and hymn,
When He so strong and yet so meek and mild,
Came even as a little child!

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Now awake and carols sing!
Hail the birthday of the King!
Now awake and carols sing!
Hail the birthday of the King!

O time of joy and adoration sweet,
When men and angels worshipped at His feet,
When earth and Heav’n resounded with His praise,
Upon that glorious day of days!

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Some day the heav’ns a brighter glow shall wear,
When Christ unto the nations shall appear,
When He shall come, but not in lowly guise,
In power and splendor from the skies.

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