Scripture Verse

Unto you that fear My name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings. Malachi 4:2


Words: Ri­chard R. Chope, Ca­rols for Use in Church (Lon­don: Will­iam Clowes & Sons, 1894), num­ber 38.

Music: Ar­ranged by Her­bert S. Ir­ons (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


Hark! the full-voiced choir is sing­ing,
As the mid­night dark­ness flies;
Heavenly an­gels now are bring­ing
Peaceful tid­ings from the skies.


Hail, O Je­sus! Hail, O Je­sus!
Sun of right­eous­ness, arise!
Sun of right­eous­ness, arise!

Yes, be­hold the day of glo­ry,
Dawn at length for all the earth;
List, the che­rubs tell the sto­ry—
This the day of Je­sus’ birth.


Lo, He comes! His throne the man­ger,
Shepherds, seek His shrine the stall;
Ox and ass behold the stran­ger,
God, who made and go­verns all!


Mortals, raise your loud­est voic­es,
Jesus lifts on high your horn;
Earth re­deemed to­day re­joic­es,
For to­day her Lord is born!