Saturday 10 December - Hills of the North, Rejoice (Martin Shaw)
From In Dulci Jubilo, by the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge (BBC pub.)
Hills of the north, rejoice,
Echoing songs arise,
Hail with united voice
Him who made earth and skies:
He comes in righteousness and love,
He brings salvation from above.
Isles of the southern seas
Sing to the list’ning earth,
Carry on every breeze
Hope of a world’s new birth:
In Christ shall all be made anew,
His word is sure, his promise true.
Lands of the east, arise,
He is your brightest morn,
Greet him with joyous eyes,
Praise shall his path adorn:
The God whom you have longed to know
In Christ draws near, and calls you now.
Shores of the utmost west,
Lands of the setting sun,
Welcome the heav’nly guest
In whom the dawn has come:
He brings a never-ending light
Who triumphed o’er our darkest night.
Shout as you journey on,
Songs be in ev’ry mouth,
Lo, from the north they come,
From east and west and south:
In Jesus all shall find their rest,
In him the sons of earth be blest.