Gather Around the Christmas Tree

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Music and Lyrics by John H. Hopkins

VERSE 1

G                 D7        G 
Gather around the Christmas tree!

                  D7        G 
Gather around the Christmas tree!

  B7 Em            Am       D7 
Evergreen have its branches been,

      G           D   Em7 A7   D 
It is king of all the woodland scene:

G   D                 Am B7     Em 
For Christ, our King, is born today!

    C           D  G  D7 
His reign shall never pass away.

G C  D   G C  D   G D  Em Am G   D   G 
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest! 

  
VERSE 2

G                 D7        G 
Gather around the Christmas tree!

                  D7        G 
Gather around the Christmas tree!

     B7  Em           Am      D7 
Once the pride of the mountainside,

        G             D   Em7   A7 D 
Now cut down to grace our Christmastide:

G   D                  Am B7         Em 
For Christ from heav'n to earth came down,

   C             D      G D7 
To gain, through death, a nobler crown.

G C  D   G C  D   G D  Em Am G   D   G 
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!  

  
VERSE 3

G                 D7        G 
Gather around the Christmas tree!

                  D7        G 
Gather around the Christmas tree!

   B7 Em            Am     D7 
Every bough bears a burden now,

         G             D   Em7 A7 D 
They are gifts of love for us, we trow:

G   D               Am  B7      Em 
For Christ is born, His love to show,

    C         D     G  D7 
And give good gifts to men below.

G C  D   G C  D   G D  Em Am G   D   G 
Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor Em7 G Major
Guitar A7 A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor Em7 G Major
Mandolin A7 A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor Em7 G Major
Piano A7 A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor Em7 G Major
Ukulele A7 A Minor B7 C Major D Major D7 E Minor Em7 G Major