Gather around the Christmas tree! Gather around the Christmas tree!

Gather around the Christmas tree! Gather around the Christmas tree!

Author: John H. Hopkins
Tune: [Gather around the Christmas tree]
Published in 27 hymnals

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1 Gather around the Christmas tree!
Gather around the Christmas tree!
Evergreen have its branches been,
It is king of all the woodland scene;
For Christ our King is born today!
His reign shall never pass away.

Refrain
Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hosanna in the highest!

2 Gather around the Christmas tree!
Gather around the Christmas tree!
Once the pride of the mountainside,
Now cut down to grace our Christmastide;
For Christ from heav’n to earth came down,
To gain, thro' death, a nobler crown. [Refrain]

3 Gather around the Christmas tree!
Gather around the Christmas tree!
Every bough bears a burden now,--
They are gifts of love for us, we trow;
For Christ is born, His love to show,
And give good gifts to men below. [Refrain]

4 Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Twelve months o’er, we shall meet once more,
Merry welcome singing, as of yore:
For Christ now reigns, our Saviour dear,
And gives us Christmas every year! [Refrain]

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #636

Author: John H. Hopkins

John Henry Hopkins, Jr., American ecclesiologist, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 28, 1820, the eldest son of pioneer parents, the father from Dublin, and the mother from Hamburg. His father was successively ironmaster, school teacher, lawyer, priest, and second Episcopal bishop of Vermont, becoming presiding bishop in 1865. The son reflected the artistic talents of both parents in music, poetry, and art. After graduation from the University of Vermont in 1839, he worked as a reporter in New York City while studying law. From 1842 to 1844, he tutored the children of Bishop Elliott of Savannah, Georgia, returning to take his M.A. from Vermont in 1845. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in 1850 and was ordain… Go to person page >

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First Line: Gather around the Christmas tree! Gather around the Christmas tree!
Author: John H. Hopkins
Source: John H. Hopkins, Jr. Carols, Hymns and Songs (New York: Church Book Depository, 1863), pages 18-19
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest
Copyright: Public Domain

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