The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

At the Hour of Midnight

Puerto Rican

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1. At the hour of midnight
In the midst of winter
Bright with Heaven's starlight
Born was our redeemer
At the hour of midnight
Roosters were all crowing
"Christ, our heav'nly sunlight comes
His peace bestowing."

2. Heaven's King eternal
On the straw is lying
Mule and ox stand near Him
From the cold He's crying
Spreading hay to warm Him
Ox o'ern Jesus Hovers
But the mule is wicked
He the Babe uncovers,

3. Mary weeps in pity
For suff'ring darling
Wishing for protection
From the cold winds howling
"Tend'rest little infant Savior,
O my Jesus,
All my love forever
Sweetest son so precious."