Words: William Billings, The Singing Master's Assistant (1778)
Music: "Boston," William Billings, The
Singing Master's Assistant (1778)
"Boston": MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF (Sheet Music Without Words)
"Methinks I See A Heav'nly Host": MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF (Sheet Music With Words)
1. Methinks I see a Heav'nly Host,
Of Angels on the Wing;
Methinks I hear their chearful Notes,
So merrily they sing:
'Let all your Fears be banish'd hence,
Glad Tidings I proclaim,
For there's a Saviour born to Day,
And Jesus is his Name.
3. Then Learn from hence, ye rural Swains,
The Meekness of your God,
Who left the boundless Realms of Joy,
To ransom you with Blood.
The Master of the Inn refus'd
A more commodius Place;
Ungenerous Soul of savage Mould,
And destitute of Grace.
5. Then suddenly a Heav'nly Host
Around the Shepherds throng,
Exulting in the threefold God
And thus address their Song:
'To God the Father, Christ the Son,
And Holy Ghost ador'd;
The First and Last, the Last and First,
Eternal Praise afford.
Note: A setting can be found in Roy Ringwald's Book Of American Carols (2004).
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