Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

C. Austin Miles (1868–1946)


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


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.


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.


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.