Christ My Song - 1350
We'll sing in spite of scorn
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
We'll sing in spite of scorn.
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given."
1. We'll sing in spite of scorn;
our theme is come from heav'n;
"to us a child is born,
to us a son is giv'n."
The sweetest news that ever came,
we'll sing, tho' all the world should blame.
2. The long-expected morn
has dawned upon the earth;
the Saviour Christ is born,
and angels sing his birth:
we'll join with heav'n's seraphic throng,
we'll share their joys, and swell their song.
3. O 'tis a lofty theme,
supplied by angels' tongues!
All other objects seem
unworthy of our songs.
This sacred theme has boundless charms,
it fills, it captivates, it warms.
4. Now sing of peace divine,
of grace to guilty man;
no wisdom, Lord, but thine,
could form the wondrous plan:
where peace and righteousness embrace,
and justice goes along with grace.
5. Give praise to God on high,
with angels round his throne;
give praise to God with joy;
give praise to God alone;
'tis meet his saints their songs should raise,
and give the Saviour endless praise.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 5.