The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

When Silent Night In Darkness Rob’d

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), pp. 54-55.

When silent night in darkness rob’d
O'er Judah’s mountains hung;

Sudden a blaze of Glory shone,
And angels sweetly sung

Mortals attend the mighty theme,
Nor our great tidings scorn,
For Lo this day of David's race,
The Prince of Peace was born,
Then hail with joy the Saviour's birth,
And loud proclaim the morn.

Let all be peace throughout the earth,
Now Jesus Christ is born,

When God to form this wondrous world,
Bid wondering atoms fly,
The morning stars together sang,
And triumphed in the sky.

Shall sinners then forbear to praise,
Or their Redeemer scorn ?
When heaven's high legions blest the day,
The Prince of Peace was born.

With holy joy let all conspire,
To sing redeeming love.

And mingle with the heavenly choir,
Glory to God above. Amen.

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