Scripture Verse

Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

Introduction

Words: C. Aus­tin Miles, The Voice of Praise (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 209.

Music: J. M. Bret­tell, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bret­tell’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
C. Austin Miles
1868–1946

Lyrics

O radiant morn, when Jesus was born,
When angels the story sang;
From Heaven above, on pinions of love,
An answering echo rang.

Refrain

We’re marching, marching, under the starlit skies;
Marching, marching, where the Redeemer lies;
Singing, singing, Jesus is born today;
Marching along, singing a song, all the way.

Hosannas we sing to Jesus, our king,
To Jesus, the Prince of Peace;
Whose wonderful birth enraptured the earth,
Whose reign nevermore shall cease.

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Awake every voice, with singing rejoice,
And follow the splendor bright;
Let songs never end, but ever ascend
To Jesus, the world’s true light.

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Then follow each day, the one narrow way,
And when earthly joys are past,
We’ll dwell evermore with Him we adore,
In Heaven’s bright home at last.

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