The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hark! What Sounds Are Sweetly Stealing

Words: Anonymous

Music: Anonymous

Source: Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #32

1. Hark! what sounds are sweetly stealing,
Soft throí Bethlehemís midnight air?
Louder yet, and louder peeling,
Angel accents sure are there.

2. See! A light from heavín is streaming,
Night and darkness quit the plain;
See! An angel brightly beaming,
Followed by a radiant train.

3. "Fear not, shepherds! Glad my story,
Tidings of the greatest joy;
Christ is born, the Lord of Glory!
I proclaim a Saviour nigh."

4. Thus the angel, then ascending,
Seeks again the realms of light;
Now the chorus faintly ending,
All is silence, all is night.

Note:

A. B. Goodrich (see below) adds the following chorus to each verse:

Glory, glory, peace and mercy,
Peace on earth, good will to men;
Glory, glory, peace and mercy,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #32
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Sheet music from A. B. Goodrich, ed., A New Service And Tune Book For Sunday Schools (New York: Gen. Prot. Episc. S. S. Union and Church Book Society, 1863, New Edition, Enlarged, 1866), #72, pp. 76-7.

Sheet Music by J. S. B. Hodges, D. D. from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #76
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