Sound, sound your instruments of joy!

trad. Cornwall, c.1800

Sound, Sound your instruments of Joy
To try and shake each string
Let sounds of universal joy
Welcome, the newborn king.

See, see the gladdening dawn appears
Bright angels deck the morn
Behold the great “I am” is here
The King of Glory's born.

Surprising scene, stupendous love
The Lord of Life descends
He left his glorious realms on high
To be the the sinner's friend.

Let Heaven, Earth and Sea proclaim
The wondrous love of God
And all the universal frame
Sing praises to our God.