13075. Today Be Joy In Every Heart

1 Today be joy in every heart,
For lo, the angel throng
Once more above the listening earth
Repeats the advent song:

2 "Peace on the earth, good-will to men!"
Before us goes the star
That leads us on to holier births
And life diviner far.

3 Ye men of strife, forget today
Your harshness and your hate;
Too long ye stay the promised years
For which the nations wait!

4 And ye upon the tented field,
Sheathe, sheathe today the sword!
By love, and not by might, shall come
The kingdom of the Lord.

5 O star of human faith and hope!
Thy light shall lead us on,
Until it fades in morning’s glow,
And heav’n on earth is won.

Text Information
First Line: Today be joy in every heart
Title: Today Be Joy In Every Heart
Author: Frederick L. Hosmer (1877)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune GERONTIUS by John B. Dykes
Tune Information
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1875)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Hymn Tunes of the United Brethren, 1824; Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861
Copyright: Public Domain

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