The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing

Words: G. W. Brindley

Music: C. Simper
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #392, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Sweetest music, softly stealing
Throí the silence of the night;
To the shepherds, now revealing,
Christ is born, the Source of light.

Glory unto God the Father,
Who hath sent His only Son,
That He may all nations gather
Round His feet and make them one.

2. Now in Davidís ancient city
He is born, the angels say;
God the Father, full of pity,
Sends His Son to you today. Chorus

3. Shepherds, to the stable hasten,
There your Saviour Christ is born,
Son of Mary, lowly maiden,
On this first glad Christmas morn! Chorus

4. He from highest heavín descending
Comes on earth your woes to heal,
That your evíry want attending,
Love of God He may reveal. Chorus

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

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