Christmas 2016

Posted on 12/18/2016 by Rev. Benjamin R. Faust D.D.

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Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart prepare him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world, the Savior reigns!
Let all their songs employ
While fields and flood, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

No more let sins and sorrows grow
nor thorns infest the ground
He comes to make his blessings flow
Far as the curse is found
Far as the curse is found
Far as, far as the curse is found

He rules the world with truth and grace
and makes the nations prove
The glories of his righteousness
And wonders of his love
And wonders of his love
And wonders, and wonders of his love


Angels we have heard on high
sweetly singing o'er the plains
And the mountains in reply
echoing their joyous strains

Glo - - - - ria
In excelsis Deo!

Shepherds why this jubilee
why your joyous strains prolong
What the gladsome tidings be
which inspire your heav'nly song

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the new-born King

See him in a manger laid
whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
while our hearts in love we raise


Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the new born king;
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!"
Joyful, all ye nations rise,
join the triumph of the skies
With th'angelic host proclaim,
"Christ is born in Bethlehem!"
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new born King!"

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord
Lat in time behold him come
offspring of a virgin's womb
Veiled in flesh the God head see
hail th'incarnate Deity
Pleased with us in flesh to dwell
Jesus, our Emmanuel
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new born King!"

Hail the heaven-born Prince of Peace!
Hail the Sun of Righteousness!
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings
Mild he lays his glory by
born that we no more may die
Born to raise us from the earth
born to give us second birth
Hark! the herald angels sing,
"Glory to the new born King!"

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