Scripture Verse

A virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

Introduction

Words: Da­vid T. K. Drum­mond, The Church of Eng­land Hymn-Book, new ed­i­tion (Ed­in­burgh, Scot­land: Will­iam Ol­i­phant & Sons, 1838).

Music: Sil­ver Street Is­aac Smith, cir­ca 1770 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Hail! to the virgin born,
The Prince of life and light;
Hail! to the bright and glorious morn
Revealing Him to sight.

Hail! to the Lamb of God,
The spring of health and peace,
Who came to gladden man’s abode,
The captive to release.

Hail! to the promised seed
Of Israel’s favored race;
Who came His chosen band to lead
To God’s own dwelling place.

Hail! to the Lord and Son
Of David’s royal house;
The God of Heaven earth’s veil puts on,
The Heaven of Heavens He bows.

Hail! the expected Christ,
Let Heaven’s wide arches ring
With glory to our great high priest,
Our prophet and our king.