God sent forth His Son…to redeem them that were under the law.@Galatians 4:4-5

Flora Kirkland, in Sunday School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tullar-Meredith, 1903), number 261.

Fred C. Pullin, in Sunday School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tullar-Meredith, 1903), number 84 (🔊 pdf nwc).

The day of redemption hath come with a song—
The song of redemption from sin so strong.
The angels first chanted it over a hill;
As Christmas returneth it echoes still.

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Hail! Hail! day of redemption!
Hark the angel chorus rings!
Hail! Hail! day of redemption!
Bow before the King of kings!

Redemption most wonderful! Gift from the sky,
Redeemer most gentle, so low to lie!
O herald so glorious sent from above,
To speak to the shepherds of God’s great love.

Refrain

O marvel of tenderness! Marvel of light!
The King from the glory, so wondrous bright!
Is resting all quietly, pillowed on hay,
And gone is earth’s darkness! Behold! ’tis day!

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