11078. Lo, The Clouds Of Night Are Rending

1 Lo, the clouds of night are rending,
Clad in light, heavenly bright,
Herald hosts to earth descending,
Hail approaching morn.

2 Hail the morn with heavenly singing,
And the song, they prolong,
News untold to earth is bringing,
Of Immanuel born.

3 Fearful watchers, see the glory,
Cease to gaze with amaze;
Herdsmen, sages, list the story,
Peace abides on earth.

4 Glory! sons of men repeat it,
Heavenly morn, Christ is born,
Lift your eyes to Heaven and greet it,
Greet Immanuel’s birth.

5 Gone the dismal years of waiting,
Angels bright, shed your light!
Peace hath banished ill and hating,
On this glorious morn.

6 Glory be to God ascending,
And the Son, who hath won
Life for man in bliss unending,
Now the Christ is born.

Text Information
First Line: Lo, the clouds of night are rending
Title: Lo, The Clouds Of Night Are Rending
Author: Unknown
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 887.85
Language: English
Source: Hymns of the Early Church (London: Morgan & Scott, 1913)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Alfred James Eyre
Meter: 887.85
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1889
Copyright: Public Domain

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