The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Twas Night In Old Judea

Words and Music: W. E. Davidson

1. 'Twas night in old Judea,
The flocks in silence lay;
Their faithful shepherds waiting
The breaking of the day.
When hark upon the stillness
From angel choirs above,
Is borne a song of heaven,
A song of matchless love:

Chorus
Glory to God in the highest,
Hail we the Saviour's birth,
List to the joyful tidings
Peace and Goodwill on earth!
Glory to God in the Highest,
This is the Christmas morn,
Worship the Lord's Anointed,
Jesus Christ is born!

2. The shepherds stand in wonder,
Their hearts are filled with fear,
When lo! thus cried an angel;
"Fear not, I bring good cheer
To you is born a Savior;
The Christ, the Promised King."
O hear the angel chorus,
While heav'n's high arches ring:

Chorus
Glory to God in the Highest,
Hail we the Savior's birth,
List' to the joyful tidings
Peace and Goodwill on earth!
Glory to God in the Highest,
This is the Christmas morn,
Worship the Lord's Anointed,
Jesus Christ is born!

Haste to the lowly manger,
The new-born Christ behold,
While wise men from the Orient,
Their richest gifts unfold.
With them we bow in worship,
And deepest homage bring,
While thro' the countless ages
All men and angels sing.

Chorus
Glory to God in the Highest,
Hail we the Savior's birth,
List' to the joyful tidings
Peace and Goodwill on earth!
Glory to God in the Highest,
This is the Christmas morn,
Worship the Lord's Anointed,
Jesus Christ is born!

Sheet Music (PDF)

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