The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

When The Crimson Sun Had Set

Words by Rev. George P. Grantham

Music by Rev. S. S. Greatheed
This is the attribution given by Hutchins and Chope;
Compare: "Gloria (Barnes)," an arrangement of the French carol melody Les anges dans nos campagnes (Common tune to Angels We Have Heard On High in the United States and Angels From the Realms of Glory in Great Britain)

Source: Carol #649, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. When the crimson sun had set
Low behind the wintry sea,
On the bright
And cold midnight
Burst a sound of heavenly glee:

Chorus:
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Gloria in excelsis Deo!

2. Shepherds watching by their fold,
On the crisp and hoary plain,
In the sky
Bright hosts espy,
Singing in a gladsome strain. Chorus

3. Where the manger crib is laid,
In the city fair and free,
Hand in hand,
This shepherds band
Worship Christ on bended knee. Chorus

4. Join with us in welcome song,
Ye who in Christ's Home abide,
Sing the Love
Of God above,
Shown at happy Christmas-tide. Chorus

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins
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Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol # 69.
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