Gather around the Christmas Tree (John Henry Hopkins, Jr.)

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Title: Gather Around the Christmas Tree
Composer: John Henry Hopkins, Jr.

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCarol

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1863 in Carols, Hymns and Songs, New York: Church Book Depository.

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1.
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Ever-green
Have its branches been,
It is king of all the woodland scene;
For Christ our King is born today!
His reign shall never pass away.

Refrain:
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!

2.
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Once the pride
Of the mountain side,
Now cut down to grace our Christmas-tide;
For Christ from heav'n to earth came down,
To gain, through death, a nobler crown.
Refrain

3.
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Ev'ry bough
Has a burden now,
They are gifts of love for us, we trow.
For Christ is born, His love to show,
And give good gifts to men below.
Refrain

4.
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Gather around the Christmas Tree!
Tapors bright
In the branches light,
Till our eyes all shine at the goodly sight,
For Christ, our Light, is born to-day,
His glory ne'er shall fade away.
Refrain.

5.
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Thy part is done,
And thy gifts are gone,
And thy lights are dying one by one:
For earthly pleasures die to-day,
But heavenly joys shall last alway.
Refrain.

6.
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Farewell to thee, O Christmas tree!
Twelve months o’er,
We shall meet once more,
Merry welcome singing, as of yore,
For Christ now reigns, our Savior dear,
And gives us Christmas every year!
Hosanna, Hosanna,
Hosanna in the highest!