The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hail Holy Night

For Christmas

Words and Music: Anonymous. Known by 1926.

1. Hail holy night, hail holy night
Heavenly brightness thro' darkness is streaming
Thousands of angels fill midnight with song
Bethlehem's stable with splendor is beaming
Lo He has come whom we looked for so long
    Come all ye Christians adore the sweet Child
    Who lies in the manger so meek and so mild
    Hasten a welcome bring, Hasten a welcome bring
    Sing to our Infant King, Sing to our Infant King
    There in the crib, there in the crib.

2. Hail Infant mild, Hail Infant mild
From the bright throne of Thy Father descending
In this poor manger I see Thee now lie
Worshiped by angels their wings lowly bending
Thee in this stable my God I hear cry,
    Come all ye Christians adore the sweet Child
    Who lies in the manger so meek and so mild
    Hasten a welcome bring, Hasten a welcome bring
    Sing to our Infant King, Sing to our Infant King
    There in the crib, there in the crib.

Sheet Music
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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Note:

Collected by Joseph F. Keimig (1918-2013) during his time as a student at Marianist Preparatory School, Beacon, N.Y. or as a Brother of the Society of Mary (S.M. or Marianists), a Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers. Authorship and exact date unknown. Text transcribed from hand-written sheet music or other notes.

Noteworthy Composer sheet music created by Douglas D. Anderson and released to the public domain.

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