The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Lovely Voices Of The Sky

Words: Felicia Dorothea (nee Browne) Hemans (1793-1835) alt.

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Music:" O Lovely Voices of the Sky" from Hutchins (below)
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Source: Carol 164, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. O lovely Voices of the sky,
That hymned the Saviour's Birth
Are ye not singing still on high,
Who once sang "Peace on earth?"
Still o'er us float those holy strains,
Wherewith in days gone by
Ye blessed the lowly Syrian swains
O Voices of the sky.

2. O clear and shining Light, whose beams
A heavenly radiance shed
Around the palms, and o'er the streams,
And on the Shepherd's head,--
Be near through life, be near in death,
As in that holiest night
Of hope, of gladness, and of faith,
O clear and shining light!

3. O Star, ledd'st to Him Whose Love
Brought down man's ransom free
Thou still art midst he hosts above,
We still may gaze on thee!
In Heaven thy light doth never set,
Thy rays earth may not dim;
O send them faith to guide us yet,
Bright Star which led to Him!

Sheet Music: Carol 164, Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

Sheet Music: Carol 745 by Oliver King, Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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Sheet Music: Carol #128 from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894)

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Sheet Music from Martin Shaw and Percy Dearmer, The English Carol Book, Second Series (London: A. R. Mowbray & Co., Ltd., 1913), Carol #45

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