1. On dewy plain where shepherds were abiding,
Beside their flocks, with tender, watchful eye.
Awoke the song, the still night air dividing,
The song of angels rang through the star-lit sky.
Glad angel voices from thy domain,
Strike thy full chorus, repeat thy sweet refrain;
Fair spirits, hover near each happy throng
This day assembled to sing thy Christmas song,
This day assembled to sing, to sing thy Christmas song.
2. In lowly stall a new born Babe was sleeping,
While dumb, meek kine unheeding stand around,
A mother's love her watchful vigils keeping
While thro' the night air glad angels voices sound. Chorus
3. O starlight night, how sweet thy music ringing!
How blest the truth, the story of His birth!
O angel throng, thro' heaven's arches winging,
May the grand chorus re-echo round the earth. Chorus
Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins
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