No more let sin and sorrow grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow, Far as the curse is found.
This poetic hymn by Christina Rossetti has been sung much the same as it was when it was first paired to Holst’s tune in 1906.
Glory to the newborn King!
Born to set thy people free.
Once in royal David’s city
Stood a lowly cattle shed,
Where a mother laid her Baby
In a manger for His bed.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, will ransom captive Israel.