Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Alice J. Cleator, 1903.

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

O the song that echoed from starry spheres,
And hushed the wondering shepherds’ fears,
Is still the same thro’ the changing years—
It never shall pass away!

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It never shall pass away,
While shineth the sun’s bright ray:
Earth pauses each year that story to hear—
It never shall pass away!

Tho’ the ages pass with a solemn tread,
Tho’ pomp and pride of the past is dead,
Still lives the song of that night long fled—
It never shall pass away!

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Unto every nation, in every clime,
That song shall ring in glad hymn and chime;
Its joy shall live thro’ the realms of time—
It never shall pass away!

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