Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

Charles H. Ga­bri­el, in The Star of Light, 1915 (🔊 pdf nwc).

’Tis the message of Christmas
We sing to you gladly,
A message of love
From Heaven above;
Unto mankind this day
In the city of David
A Savior is born!
All hail the happy, happy morn!
No room was prepared
To receive Him, the King!
But a rude and lowly manger
Could be found for the Stranger
Who left His bright throne
Our salvation to bring;
With the glory of the story
Let the whole earth now ring.

Lowly shepherds were first to
Be told of His advent!
They heard the glad song
And saw the bright throng
Of immortals that came
With the first Christmas message—
A Savior is born!
All hail the happy, happy morn!
Then out of the east
Came the Magi of old!
And they found Him in a manger,
Found the heavenly Stranger,
And laid at His feet
Honor, riches, and gold!
Of His glory, of the story,
Let the whole earth be told.