The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hymn For Christmas

Words: Felicia Hemans

Source: Christmas: Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse - Robert Haven Schauffler (1907)


Oh! lovely voices of the sky
    Which hymned the Saviour's birth,
Are ye not singing still on high,
    Ye that sang, "Peace on earth"?
        To us yet speak the strains
            Wherewith, in time gone by,
        Ye blessed the Syrian swains,
            Oh! voices of the sky!

Oh! clear and shining light, whose beams
    That hour Heaven's glory shed,
Around the palms, and o'er the streams,
    And on the shepherd's head.
        Be near, through life and death,
            As in that holiest night
        Of hope, and joy, and faith—
            Oh! clear and shining light!

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