Scripture Verse

As by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of One shall many be made righteous. Romans 5:19

Introduction

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Samuel Longfellow
(1819–1892)

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Sam­u­el Long­fel­low (ex­cept re­frain) in The Car­ol, ed­it­ed by Charles W. Wendte (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1886), page 143.

Music: El Pa­so Charles D. Till­man, The Re­vi­val (At­lan­ta, Geor­gia: Char­lie D. Till­man, 1890), num­ber 8 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles D. Tillman
(1861–1943)

Lyrics

Out of every clime and people,
Under every holy name,
Is the everlasting Gospel,
Good and glad for aye the same;
So we, in our happy Christmas,
Breathe the universal creed,
Clasping hands with distant ages,
In a brotherhood indeed.

Refrain

Hark! we hear again the chorus,
Echoing through the starry sky,
And we join the heav’nly anthem,
Glory be to God on high!

Sing aloud, then hearts and voices,
Shout, O new world, free and strong;
Hail of Light the deathless triumph,
Join the old world’s birthday song:
Glory be to God the highest!
Peace on earth, good will to men!

’Twas the morning stars that pealed it,
Let the world respond again.

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