6455. At The Hour Of Silent Midnight

1 At hour of silent midnight,
O mystery of love,
Earth’s longed and sighed for Savior
Descended from above;
Awake, awake, creation!
Arise, for Light has come;
Lo! earth is changed to Heaven,
For earth is Jesus’ home:
Lo! earth is changed to Heaven,
For earth is Jesus’ home.

Refrain:
Glory to God on high!
Praise to our king, our newborn king!
Peace unto men on earth,
Sweet infant Jesus, bring.

2 Amid the starlit heavens
There shines a glorious light,
And hosts of gleaming angels
Illume the lonely night;
The leave their thrones of glory
To seek their newborn king,
And, ranged in countless armies,
Glad hymns of triumph sing:
And, ranged in countless armies,
Glad hymns of triumph sing. [Refrain]

3 The praises of the angels
Were wafted from above,
And shepherds left their night watch
To seek the God of love;
They longed to gaze on Jesus,
To see the newborn Child—
They found the God of Heaven,
An infant meek and mild;
They found the God of Heaven,
An infant meek and mild. [Refrain]

4 And there the mother kneeling,
Bends fondly o’ her Son,
Watching with blessèd Joseph,
Her cherished Little One.
See Jesus in the manger,
How still and meek He lies;
Now smiles play on His features,
Now tears are in His eyes.
Now smiles play on His features,
Now tears are in His eyes. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: At hour of silent midnight
Title: At The Hour Of Silent Midnight
Author: Francis Stanfield (1862, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Glory to God on high!
Language: English
Source: St. Patrick's Hymn Book, 1862
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [At hour of silent midnight]
Composer: Francis Stanfield
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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