The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Be Hush'd, Ye Earth And Silver Skies

Words: Rev. George P. Grantham

Music: Rev. George P. Grantham
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #62

1. Be hush'd, ye earth and silver skies,
Marvelling and astonied be;
Our God for us a Child becomes;
And Him by conquering love we see
As captive led to earth today;
Whilst all the worlds, and all the worlds,
And all the worlds are His for aye!

2. At midnight, from a Virgin's womb,
Jesus, our Brother evermore,
Cometh, like bright and Morning Star,
His kindling rays o'er earth to pour.
But who could credit this, today,
That all the worlds, and all the worlds,
And all the worlds are His for aye?

3. In lowly stable is His throne,
And ox and ass His courtier band,
His couch, a bed of straw and reed;
This is the home in Judah's land,
Which Jesus Christ doth choose today,
Though all the worlds, and all the worlds,
And all the worlds are His for aye.

4. Hence, lofty pride! your God behold,
Lowly and meek, in garments sad,
Th' Eternal made a Child of Time,
Almightiness with weakness clad,
A vesture which He takes today;
While all the worlds, and all the worlds,
And all the worlds are His for aye.

5. Ye Shepherds, come with gladsome step,
Your God and Saviour to adore;
He doth the poor and lowly seek,
Cherish and love for evermore;
For He is weak and poor today,
Though all the worlds, and all the worlds,
And all the worlds are His for aye!

6. Noel, Noel, in this sweet feast,
Noel, Noel, with joy we sing,
Noel, Noel, to Christ the Lord,
Noel, to Christ, our Saviour King.
Noel we sing aloud today
Though all the world, and all the world,
For all the worlds are His for aye!

Note:

This Carol should be sun antiphonally, first and last verse full.

Sheet Music from Chope

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