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!