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The Wondrous Story

No. 38 of Caleb Simper's "Christmas Carols"
Key signature: G major (1 sharp)
Time signature: 3/4
Meter: Refrain
Available with solfa notation or standard note heads.
1. Lo! The heavenly choirs are singing Praise and glory to the King, Lo! The heavenly courts are ringing With the song the angels sing!
Chorus: Listen to the wondrous story, Christ is born in Bethlehem. Glory in the highest, glory, Peace on earth, goodwill to men.
2. All the world today rejoices With a joy that never dies, And we join those holy voices Praising Christ our Hope and Prize.
3. Not as King of worldly nation Not in pride of place and birth, But content with lowly station Did He deign to visit earth.
4. And He came that He might show us Joy and hope and love and peace. As His children He will know us When our earthly life shall cease.
5. Raise your voice in glad thanksgiving Lift your minds and hearts on high May a nobler course of living Show that Christ the Lord is nigh.