Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Tullius C. O’Kane
1830–1912

Words: Tul­li­us C. O’Kane, in Ca­rols of Joy, ed­it­ed by Frank Da­vis (Spring­field, Ohio: J. L. Rust, 1882), page 141.

Music: Frank M. Da­vis (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Frank M. Davis
1839–1896

Lyrics

The great Deliv’rer long foretold
In ages past by seers of old
Has come the captive to set free,
And bring the glorious jubilee.

Refrain

Rejoice, rejoice,
Behold the promised Savior;
Rejoice, rejoice,
The Prince of Peace has come.

He comes the sinner to redeem,
And rescue from the power of sin;
He comes the lost to seek and save,
He comes to triumph o’er the grave.

Refrain

O Zion! lift thy raptured eye,
The long expected hour is nigh;
The joys of nature rise again,
The Prince of Salem comes to reign.

Refrain