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REV. J. H. EGAR.

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SING, SING FOR CHRISTMAS.

1. Sing, sing for Christmas! Welcome happy day! For Christ is born, our Sa-vior, To 2. Tell, tell the story Of the wondrous night When shepherds, who were watching Their 3. Soft, softly shi-ning, Stars were in the sky, And sil-ver fell the moonlight On

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take our sins a-way. Sing, sing a joy-ful song, Loud and clear to - day, To flocks till morn-ing light, Saw an-gel hosts from Heaven, Heard the angel voice, And hill and mountain high, When suddenly the night Outshone the bright mid-day, With

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4 Hark, hear them singing,

Singing in the sky,

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praise our Lord and Sa-vior Who in the man- ger lay.

so were told the ti-dings Which makes the world rejoice. Sing, sing for Christmas! an-gel hosts who her - ald The reign of peace for aye.

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Be worship, honor, glory,
And praise to God on high!
Peace, peace, good will to men,
Born the Child from heaven!
The Christ, the Lord, the Savior,
The Son to you is given!"-REF.

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Welcome hap-py day! For Christ is born our Savior, To take our sins a-way.

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5 Sing, sing for Christmas!
Echo, earth, the cry
Of worship, honor, glory,

And praise to God on high!
Sing, sing the joyful song,
Let it never cease,
Of glory in the highest,

On earth, good will and peace.-REF.

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NAHUM TATE, (1652-1715) 1703.

WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS.

"Gabriel." C. M. D.

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1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All seated on the ground, 2. "To you in David's town this day, Is born of Da-vid's line, 3. Thus spake the ser- aph and forth-with Ap-peared a shi-ning throng

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"Fear not," said he, for mighty dread Had seized their troubled mind, "The heaven-ly Babe you there shall find, To hu-man view dis-played, "All glory be to God on high, And to the earth be peace;

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"Glad ti-dings of great joy I bring To you and all man-kind. All meanly wrapt in swathing bands, And in a man-ger laid." Good-will henceforth from heaven to men Begin, and nev-er cease." A-men.

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IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIGHT CLEAR.

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REV. EDMUND HAMILTON SEARS, (1810-1876) 1850.

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1. It came up on the midnight clear, That glorious song of
2. Still through the cloven skies they come, With peaceful wings un- furled;
3. O ye, beneath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bending low,
4. For lo! the days are hastening on, By proph-et bards fore-told,

From angels bending near the earth, To touch their harps of
And still their heavenly music floats O'er all the wear - y
Who toil a long the climbing way With pain-ful steps and
When, with the ev er circ- ling years, Comes round the age of

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"Carol." C. M. D.
Richard Storrs Willis, (1819-

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The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the an- gels sing.
And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blessed an- gels sing.

gold: world. slow! gold.

"Peace on the earth, good-will to men From heaven's all-gracious King." Above its sad and low - ly plains They bend on hovering wing, Look now, for glad and gold - en hours Come swift- ly on the wing; When peace shall over all the earth Its an-cient splen-dors fling,

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O rest be-side the weary road, And hear the an- gels sing.

And the whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing. A-men:

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