Glad Tidings
Glad tidings of great joy I’ll bring
To you and unto all mankind
Concerning of the Prince of Peace
Who came poor sinners to release.

Three men there was which came from far
Was straight directed by a star
With them great riches they did bring
To present to our heavenly king.

‘Twas joyful to his mother then
To see those wise and learned men
Who did great adorations pay
To him who on her bosom lay.

Glory to God that reigns above
The fountain of eternal love
Who sent his son our souls to save
When we no hopes at all could have.

Hardy family manuscripts ed. Dave Townsend