BY REV. JOSEPH C. BOOTH
Tune: "Ascalon" or "Crusader's Hymn."
(Written for The Troy Times and dedicated to Melrose Methodist Church choir, which will sing this hymn for the first time Sunday morning.)
Emmanuel—Prince of Peace
Was born to bring release
To burdened souls, o'er all the earth;
The Angels sang His praise
In loud, triumphant lays
And Shepherds hailed Messiah's birth.
The Magi—from afar,
Beheld his natal star,—
The star that decked His diadem;
Their costly gifts they bring
To God's appointed King
And worship Him in Bethlehem.
Let Angels sing again
And earth roll back the strain,
Till we, like Shepherds, find our King;
In steps of Magi tread,
By star—to manger bed
And to our Lord our offerings bring.
Lord Jesus! Prince of Peace!
Thy greatness shall increase,
Till all the nations own Thy sway;
Then universal love
Shall human actions move
And flourish in "Millennial Day!"
Troy Times. December 22, 1934: 8 col 1.