Joy Fills our Inmost Hearts To-day

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William C. Dix, around 1866

Joy fills our inmost hearts to-day!
The royal Child is born;
And angel hosts in glad array
His advent keep this morn.
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Rejoice, rejoice! the incarnate Word
Has come on earth to dwell;
No sweeter sound than this is heard, Emmanuel.
2. Low at the cradle throne we bend,
We wonder and adore;
And feel no bliss can ours transcend,
No joy was sweet before.
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3. For us the world must lose its charms
Before the manger shrine
When, folded in thy mother's arms,
We see thee, Babe divine.
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4. Thou Light of untreated Light,
Shine on us, holy Child;
That we may keep thy birthday bright,
With service undefiled.
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