Birds in Hymns – Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) by Bob-Nan

Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) by Bob-Nan

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (Philippians 4:4 NKJV)

Words: Bern­hardt S. In­ge­mann, 1840 (Julen har bragt velsignet bud); trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Ce­cil Cow­drey. Music: Christ­mas Brings Joy, Christ­oph E. Weyse, 1841

Christmas brings joy to every heart,
Sets old and young rejoicing,
What angels sang once to all on earth,
Oh, hear the children voicing.
Bright is the tree with lights aglow,
Like birds that perch together,
The child that holdeth Christmas dear
Shall keep these joys forever.

Joy comes to the all the world today,
To halls and cottage hasting,
Come, sparrow and dove, from roof tree tall,
And share our Christmas feasting.
Dance, little child, on mother’s knee,
The lovely day is dawning,
The road to paradise is found
The blessèd Christmas morning.

Once to this earth our Savior came,
An infant poor and lowly,
To open for us those gardens fair
Where dwell His angels holy.
Christmas joy He bringeth us,
The Christ child King of Heaven,
To every little child, He saith,
Shall angel wings be given.”

Emerald Dove by Birdway

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2 thoughts on “Birds in Hymns – Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart

  1. Thank you so much for posting this tune. Every year I prepare a game for Advent using a Carol that is not well known. I give a clue each day from Dec. 1-24 so that players have the whole verse by Christmas. I like to send the tune on Christmas Day and I will send your link to the tune this year. Usually 50-60 friends play the game. Most grateful for your post and the website is lovely.

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