Scripture Verse

Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Fa­ther, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6


Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1901), num­ber 177.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Clea­tor (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


Hail the Lord of glo­ry!
Hail the King of kings!
All the ra­di­ant hosts of Heav’n re­joice.
Angel choirs in rap­ture
Of His glo­ry sing.
Praise Him, sons of men,
With heart and voice.


Opened are the gates of Hea­ven (Hea­ven)
Darkness, dark­ness flees away (away),
To the world a king is giv­en (giv­en);
Hail, hail the dawn of day.

Sin and gloom and sor­row
Long have held their sway,
Jesus now has come un­to His own.
See the golden dawn­ing,
Darkness flees away.
Mighty hosts of sin shall be o’er­thrown.


Hail the Lord of Hea­ven!
Hail the King of kings!
Never shall His glo­ri­ous king­dom cease.
Angel choirs in rap­ture
Of His glo­ry sing.
Hail the splen­dor of the day of peace!