Scripture Verse

…good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10–11

Introduction

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, 1906.

Music: Will­iam A. Post (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Lizzie DeArmond
1847–1936

Lyrics

Whispering winds soft­ly sigh­ing, day­light dy­ing,
Stars thro’ the low-bend­ing heav­ens slow­ly creep;
Fluttering wings of the an­gels swift des­cend­ing,
Beautiful chor­als awak­ing earth from sleep.

Refrain

Hail Him! hail Him! Je­sus the ho­ly.
Hallelujah, sing un­to His name;
Now and ev­er­more the same,
Hail Him with glad­ness, His pow­er pro­claim.

Lullabies ten­der­ly swell­ing, sweet­ly tell­ing,
Jesus the pro­mised Mes­si­ah, draw­eth near;
Hushed into won­der­ing si­lence, shep­herds list­en,
Glory light stream­ing around them, bright and clear.

Refrain

Silvery ech­oes are ring­ing, good news bring­ing,
Blending with songs of the an­gels far away,
Breathing their sto­ry of glad­ness through the still­ness,
Hail to the Sav­ior most ho­ly, born to­day.

Refrain