Scripture Verse

The angel said unto her…Thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call His name Jesus. Luke 1:30–31

Introduction

Words: Al­ice J. Clea­tor, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Ad­am Gei­bel Mu­sic, 1901), num­ber 168.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

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Adam Geibel
1855–1933

Lyrics

O city of David, arouse from rest,
From slumber and dreaming arise!
Messiah long promised is now thy guest,
Come, join in the song of the skies!

Refrain

His name shall be called Jesus,
Redeemer, Immanuel;
His name shall be called Jesus,
His pow’r the world shall win;
His name shall be called Jesus,
Redeemer, Immanuel;
His name shall be called Jesus,
For He shall save from sin.

O city of David, awake! Rejoice!
A Savior to thee has been giv’n;
Come welcome His presence with heart and voice,
Come, join in the gladness of Heav’n.

Refrain

O city of David, awake, awake,
Behold all the skies are alight;
The gateways of Heaven are swung ajar,
Joy comes to the world this glad night.

Refrain