Beautiful Christmas

O'er the hill and adown the snowy dells

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [O'er the hills and adown the snowy dells]
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1. O’er the hills and adown the snowy dells,
As the echoes ring of the Christmas bells,
Angel songs in our hearts resound again,
Singing peace on earth and good will to men!

Refrain
Bring pine and fir tree, weave the garlands bright,
Gladden the temple of the King tonight!
Christmas is here! Fill it with cheer;
Make it glorious with joy and light.

2. Bring good will to the suffering and sad;
Speak the tender word that shall make them glad;
Tell them how, o’er the hills of Bethlehem
When the angels sang, ’twas good news for them. [Refrain]

3. Peace on earth! bid all strife and tumult cease;
For this night again gives the Lord His peace;
While our hands shall His temple beautify,
Carol, glory be unto God most high. [Refrain]

4. So glad hearts on this happy Christmas night
Bring your gifts of love, make His altar bright;
Sing glad songs that shall sweetly sound as when
Angels sang of peace and good will to men. [Refrain]

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing? --hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O'er the hill and adown the snowy dells
Title: Beautiful Christmas
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Source: Good News, or Songs and Tunes for Sunday Schools, Christian Associations, and Special Meetings, edited by Rigdon M. McIntosh (Boston, Massachusetts: Oliver Ditson & Company, 1876)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bring pine and fir tree
Copyright: Public Domain

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