On this day earth shall ring

Haldane Campbell Stewart

On this day earth shall ring
With the songs children sing
To the Son, Christ the King.
Born on earth to save us,
Him the Father gave us,
Ideo. Gloria in excelsis Deo.

His the doom, ours the mirth
When he came down to earth,
Bethlehem saw His birth,
Ox and ass beside Him,
From the cold would hide Him.
Ideo. Gloria in excelsis Deo.

God’s bright star, o’er His head,
Wise men three to Him led,
Kneel they low by His bed,
Lay their gifts before Him.
Praise Him and adore Him.
Ideo. Gloria in excelsis Deo.

On this day angels sing,
With their song earth shall ring
Praising Christ, Heaven's King.
Born on earth to save us,
Peace and love he gave us.
Ideo. Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Words from an old Swedish Carol

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Haldane Campbell Stewart (1868-1942)