The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Waking Out Of Silence

Words: Flora Kirkland

Music: Grant Colfax; Chorus by I. H. M. [Meredith]
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Source: I. H. Meredith, Grant Colfax Tullar and J. W. Lerman eds., Sunday School Hymns No. 1. New York: Tullar-Meredith Co., 1903, # 253.

1. Waking out of  silence rang a heav'nly song,
Darkness giving place to light divine;
Thro' the gates of heaven came an angel throng,
Hasting down to join in chant sublime;
Wonderful the music over Bethle'm's hill!
Wonderful the light that shone around!
"'Glory in the highest," and on earth good-will!
Earth, attend the glad, angelic sound!

Silent no more
Is the scene of that song;
Still to faith it ringeth clear,
To love it still is dear,
No darkness may reign,
O'er that hillside and plain;
That light divine,,
To faith doth shine,
So bright, so strong!

2. Waking out of silence came an angel voice,
"Fear not," thus doth heaven comfort send;
Fear may well give place to joy, O earth, rejoice!
Angel tongues announce your mighty Friend.
Shepherds heard the message, we are telling now;
Sages followed for the King to see.
Come, oh, come and in His royal presence bow!
Hail the day He came our King to be. Chorus.

3. Waking out of silence comes a voice divine,
Clouds and darkness lift, and are no more;
Heav'nly light and blessing o'er our pathway shine,
Jesus speaks to help us o'er and o'er.
He, who came attended by the angel choir,
He, who lowly lay in yonder stall!
Reigneth now the King of kings, our hearts Desire,
Fairest of ten thousand! Lord of all! Chorus.

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