Here Is Joy For Every Age

The words and lyrics of the old Christmas carol 'Here Is Joy For Every Age' are by the Rev. John Mason Neale. 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. The music dates back to 1582 and is from the from Piae Cantiones. The Piae Cantiones is a collection of medieval Latin songs which originate from Finland. The first collection of these songs were published in the 1600's by Theodoricus Petri Rutha. The first English edition was published in 1910 by G.R. Woodward.

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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.

Here Is Joy For Every Age
Christmas Carol Lyrics

Here is joy for every age,
Every generation;
Prince and peasant, chief and sage,
Every tongue and nation:
Every tongue and nation,
Every rank and station
Hath today salvation,
Alle Alleluia.

When the world drew near its close,
Came out Lord and Leader;
From the Lily sprang the Rose,
From the Bush the Cedar;
From the Bush the Cedar,
From the judged the Pleader,
From the faint the Feeder:
Alle Alleluia.

God, that came on earth this morn,
In a manger lying,
Hallowed birth by being born,
Vanquished death by dying;
Vanquished death by dying,
Rallied back the flying,
Ended sin and sighing:
Alle Alleluia.


Here Is Joy For Every Age
Christmas Carol Lyrics

Here Is Joy For Every Age

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