The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Softly The Night Is Sleeping

Words: Unknown

Music: J. M. Crament & C. Simper

Sources: Carol #165 & 396, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Softly the night is sleeping,
On Behlehemís peaceful hill
Silent the shepherds watching,
The gentle flocks are still;
But hark! The wondrous music
Falls from the opíning sky
Valley and cliff reecho
Glory to God on high!

Chorus
Glory to God it rings again,
Peace on earth, good will to men,
Good will, good will to men.

2. Come with the gladsome shepherds,
Quick hastíning from the fold,
Come with the wise men bringing
Incense and myrrh and gold;
Come to Him poor and lowly,
Around the cradle throng,
Come with your hearts of sunshine,
And sing the angelsí song. Chorus

3. Weave ye the wreath unfading,
The fir tree and the pine,
Green from the snows of winter,
To deck the holy shrine;
Bring ye the happy children,
For this is Christmas morn:
Jesus the sinless infant,
Jesus the Lord is born. Chorus

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Sheet Music by J. M. Crament from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #165
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Sheet Music by C. Simper from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #396
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

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