The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

All Hail The Morn

For Christmas

Words: Unknown, "From the German."

Music: Unknown
Meter: 7s, D.

Source: Charles S. Robinson, A Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music: For the Church and Choir (Century, 1881), #249, p. 96.

1. Hail the night, all hail the morn,
When the Prince of Peace was born!
When, amid the wakeful fold,
Tidings good the angels told.
Now our solemn chant we raise
Duly to the Saviour's praise
Now with carol hymns we bless
Christ the Lord, our righteousness.

2 While resounds the joyful cry,
"Glory be to God on high,
Peace on earth, good-will to men!"
Gladly we respond, "Amen!"
Thus we greet this holy day,
Pouring forth our festive lay;
Thus we tell, with saintly mirth,
Of Immanuel's wondrous birth.


Samuel Willoughby Duffield observed "This piece is from an anonymous volume of "Christmas Carols," London, 1837. In the "Sabbath Hymn-Book" it is No. 278, and is marked as "From the German." Source: English Hymns: Their Authors and History, p. 202.

John Julian wrote, "This appeared in an anonymous volume of Christmas Carols, published in London, in 1837. It passed into the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, No. 278, and again into later collections. It is usually given as "From the German," but the German original (if any) has not been found." Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907).

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