Awake, Ye Nations Of The Earth

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1 Awake, ye nations of the earth,
And celebrate the Savior’s birth;
With grateful hearts salute the morn,
On which the Savior, Christ was born.

2 The shining hosts, on wings of love,
Flew swiftly from the courts above;
With acclamation from the skies,
And seized the shepherds with surprise.

3 The heavenly choir around did sing:
This day is born the Savior-King.
They swell their notes to praise again,
"Glory to God, goodwill to men."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9575

Text Information

First Line: Awake, ye nations of the earth
Title: Awake, Ye Nations Of The Earth
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: From an 18th century manuscript in the Bodelian Library at the University of Oxford
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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TRURO

TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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