Scripture Verse

I bring you 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

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Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, in Hea­ven­ly King, 1915.

Music: Charles H. Mas­kell (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mas­kell (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

On that ho­ly night when the an­gels bright
Sang in­car­nate love in the sky above,
Lowly shep­herds heard that im­mor­tal word,
Joy to all the world, won­der­ful word!

Refrain

Happy words of cheer, speed them on!
Angel-song now pro­long;
Happy words of cheer, speed them on!
Lift ex­ult­ant praise, hope­ul and strong;
Magnify our king, Sav­ior King;
Go and tell, glad­ly tell,
His re­deem­ing love, beau­ti­ful sto­ry,
Let all the world joy­ful­ly sing.

As the shep­herds sped to the man­ger bed,
There to see the Child pure and un­de­filed,
Haste to Him to­day while the an­gels say,
Joy to all the world, won­der­ful day!

Refrain

When we seek our king, trea­sure let us bring,
Willing gifts of love to the Lord above;
And again we sing, while the ech­oes ring,
Joy to all the world, Je­sus is king.

Refrain