The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

How Sang The Heavenly Army

For Christmas

Words: Anonymous

Music: "J. S."

Source: 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), #6, pp. 28-9.

1. How sang the heav'nly army,
    By watching shepherds seen,
When round them lay the silent night,
    On pastures wide and green:
The glory of their coming
    Made moon and starlight dim;
Their hearts were cheer'd for evermore,
    Who heard that blessed hymn.
        Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2. "Glory to God in heaven,
    Peace on the earth below,
For he is born who will redeem
    This world from sin and woe."
O Lord of our salvation,
    We praise Thee night and morn,
That we too in this darkened life
    Have heard that Christ was born!
        Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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), #6, pp. 28-9.

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