The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sweet Angels, Ever Bright And Fair

Words: T. D. Hyde

Music: C. Simper
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #272, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Sweet Angels, ever bright and fair,
Why in the midnight skies
Sang ye such strains all free from care,
While earth was heaving sighs?
Why throí the dark, oíer Bethlíhemís hills,
Shed ye your radiant light,
As glory streamíd in heavínly rills,
While shepherds watched by night?

Chorus
Carolling, carolling, tidings to bring,
Singing of Jesus, the Saviour and King!
Carolling, carolling, tidings to bring,
Singing of Jesus, the Saviour and King.

2. O sons of men, from far away
Where heavenly anthems swell,
Where never fades the glorious day,
We came good news to tell!
On wings of love we sped to earth
To brighten sinís dark night,
To herald One whose wondrous birth
Should shed eternal light. Chorus

3. O Angels bright, O Heavenly Choir,
Your gladsome news unfold;
On golden harps and sweet-strung lyre,
Sing glories yet untold!
Tell to each earth-worn weary heart
Where peace and truth are found,
That we may bear an angelís part
The throne of love around. Chorus

4. O sons of men, this blessed morn
For you with joy is fraught,
For Jesus Christ today is born,
And hath salvation brought!
Lo! Edenís gates are open now,
And heaven stoops to kiss
All faithful songs who humbly bow
To Him who brings them bliss. Chorus

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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