Behold A Lucid Light Appears
For the Christmas-tide
Words: English Traditional
Music: Not Stated
Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), p. 16.
Behold a lucid light appears,
Which brightens all the eastern sky,
Hark, hark, what sounds salute our ears,
All glory give to God on high.
Good-will to men and peace on earth, -
The heavenly choirs united cry
At the divine Redeemer's birth,
And glory be to God on high.
Let mortals catch the sacred flame,
Till round the world the song shall fly,
Which sound the great Redeemer's name,
And glory give to God on high.