The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Voices of Angels

Sacred quartette With Solo

For Christmas

Words and Music by James R. Murray

Chicago: Root & Sons, Geo. F., 1873.

Source: The Library of Congress, Music for a nation: American sheet music, 1870-1885, "Voices of Angels."

Hark! Hark! my soul; angelic songs are swelling,
O'er earth's green fields and ocean's wave beat shore;
Now sweet the truth those blessed strains are telling
Or that new life where sin shall be no more.

Refrain.
Angels of Jesus, angels of the Light,
Singing to welcome the Pilgrims of the night,
Singing to welcome the Pilgrims of the night.

Far, far away, like bells at evening pealing,
The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land and sea,
And laden souls by thousands meekly stealing,
King Shepherd, turn their weary, weary steps to thee.

Refrain.
Angels of Jesus, angels of the Light,
Singing to welcome the Pilgrims of the night,
Singing to welcome the Pilgrims of the night.

Rest comes at length, tho' life be long and dreary,
The day must dawn, and darksome night be past;
Faith's journey ends in welcome to the weary,
And Heav'n, the heart's true home, will come, will come at last.

Angels, sing on; your faithful watches keeping,
Sing us sweet fragments of the song above;
Till morning's joy shall end the night of weeping,
And life's long shadows break in cloudless love.

Refrain.
Angels of Jesus, angels of the Light,
Singing to welcome the Pilgrims of the night,
Singing to welcome the Pilgrims of the night.

Sheet Music by James R. Murray

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