Scripture Verse

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given. Isaiah 9:6

Introduction

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Frank T. Southwick
(1857–1948)

Words: John G. Ro­bin­son, in The Abridged Acad­e­my Song-Book, by Charles H. Le­ver­more (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ginn & Com­pa­ny, 1903), page 232.

Music: Frank T. South­wick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Wake! and tune your youthful voices,
’Tis the anniversary morn,
When all Heav’n and earth rejoices,
Over Christ, our Savior born.
Angels came from brightest glory,
Singing carols of His birth,
And the shepherds spread the story,
Peace, goodwill to men on earth!

Refrain

Wake! and tune your youthful voices,
’Tis the anniversary morn,
When all Heav’n and earth rejoices,
Over Christ, our Savior born.

Shout aloud your songs of gladness,
On this joyful Christmas morn,
Let no dismal ray of sadness
Dim the day when Christ was born!
Giving joy for every sorrow,
Peace to every troubled breast,
Pointing out a bright tomorrow
Where the weary all find rest.

Refrain