Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.@Luke 2:14
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William F. Sherwin (1826-1888)

Clara L. Shattuck, in Song Worship, edited by Luther O. Emerson & William F. Sherwin (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson, 1884), number 72.

San Rafael William F. Sherwin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Tell, O tell the Christmas story,
Children who to Christ belong!
Give to God the Father glory—
All creation swell the song!

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Tell, O tell the Christmas story,
Tell it with exulting voice!
Christ is born, the Lord of glory;
Christ is come, let earth rejoice!

Tell of shepherds who were frighted
By a shining host that sang
News of joy to men benighted,
While the listening midnight rang.

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Tell the story of the manger,
Of the Child and of His star;
Tell of Egypt’s flight from danger;
Tell of wise men from afar.

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Ah, but first in all your telling
Be the love of God to men!
Hail! Immanuel, with us dwelling,
Sound the note of praise again!

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