Scripture Verse

I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:10


J. Lincoln Hall (1866–1930)

Words: Ir­vin H. Mack, The Voice of Praise (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 207.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mack (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hall,


Rejoice! Re­joice!
Behold the new­born King;
Rejoice! Re­joice!
Let praise to Hea­ven ring.
All the world is bright
With the ho­ly light
From the glo­ry of the skies,
And the se­raphs fair
Are at­tend­ing there
Where in Beth­le­hem He lies.


Hail the King!
Wonderful Prince of Peace is He!
Welcome sing,
Beautiful an­them of the sky.
Hail! He comes!
Bringing to earth good will to men;
King of Kings,
Bringing to men sal­va­tion nigh.

Rejoice! Re­joice!
Proclaim the gift of Heav’n;
Rejoice! Re­joice!
To all man­kind ’tis giv’n.
All the pro­phets old
Had so long fore­told,
It is now ful­fill­ment’s hour;
Let us then re­joice
With the heart and voice
As we hail Mes­si­ah’s pow­er.


Rejoice! Rejoice!
Nor let the prais­ing cease;
Rejoice! Re­joice!
He brings good will and peace.
Send the news along
On the wings of song
And re­peat the joy­ous strain.
Let the mu­sic swell,
Let the cho­rus tell
And a new­born king pro­claim.