Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
Words: Adapted by Richard W. Adams, October 25, 2019, from Farewell, Christmas Morn, by Lavinia E. Brauff, in Hymns We Love, edited by Adam Geibel & Frederic W. Eickhoff (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adam Geibel Music, 1907), number 203 (public domain).
Music: Adam Geibel, alt. (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Brauff (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Farewell, farewell, bright Christmas,
Day the Prince of Peace was born,
Day that brings to earth good cheer,
Brightest day of all the year.
Ringing, ringing, swinging thro’ the air;
Ringing, ringing, swinging everywhere;
Bells ring out the Christmas joy,
And God’s praise our tongues employ;
Bells ring out, sweet bells ring out
The Christmas joy.
Peace on earth, good will to men,
Echo thro’ the world again,
And how Christ the Savior came,
All His children now proclaim.
King of Israel,
May Thy Spirit be our guide,
And may we in Thee abide.