The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Glad Angel Voices

Words: Unknown

Music: F. R. Rickman
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #273, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. On dewy plain where shepherds were abiding,
Beside their flocks, with tender, watchful eye.
Awoke the song, the still night air dividing,
The song of angels rang through the star-lit sky.

Glad angel voices from thy domain,
Strike thy full chorus, repeat thy sweet refrain;
Fair spirits, hover near each happy throng
This day assembled to sing thy Christmas song,
This day assembled to sing, to sing thy Christmas song.

2. In lowly stall a new born Babe was sleeping,
While dumb, meek kine unheeding stand around,
A mother's love her watchful vigils keeping
While thro' the night air glad angels voices sound. Chorus

3. O starlight night, how sweet thy music ringing!
How blest the truth, the story of His birth!
O angel throng, thro' heaven's arches winging,
May the grand chorus re-echo round the earth. Chorus

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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