A Day, a Day of Glory

The words of the old Christmas carol 'A day, a day of Glory' were written by John Mason Neale (1830-1894)'.John Mason Neale was born in London, the son of a Minister and was educated at Cambridge and he was ordained in May 1842. He was famous for writing the words of Good King Wenceslas. A music arrangement was added by Charles Wood (1888-1976). The carol was included in 'Carols Old and Carols New' which was compiled by the American the Rev.

Charles Lewis Hutchins (1838-1920). Charles Lewis Hutchins entered the ministry of the Episcopal church in 1865.

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A Day, a Day of Glory
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A day, a day of glory!
A day that ends our woe!
A day that tells of triumph
Against our vanquish'd foe!
Yield, summer's brightest sunrise,
To this December morn:
Life up your gates, ye Princes
And let the Child be born!

With Gloria in excelsis
Archangels tell their mirth:
With Kyrie eleyson
Men answer upon the earth:
And angels swell the triumph,
And mortals raise the horn,
Life up you gates, ye Princes,
And let the Child be born.

He comes, His throne the manger;
He comes, His shrine the stall;
The ox and ass His courtiers,
Who made and governs all:
The "House of Bread" His birth place,
The Prince of wine and corn:
Lift up your gates, ye Princes,
And let the Child be born.

Then bar the gates, that henceforth
None thus may passage win,
Because the Prince of Israel
Alone hath entered in:
The earth, the sky, the ocean
His glorious way adorn:
Lift up your gates, ye Princes,
And let the Child be born.

A Day, a Day of Glory
Christmas Carol Lyrics

A Day, a Day of Glory

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