123. The sky can still remember

1 The sky can still remember
The earliest Christmas morn,
When in the cold December
The Saviour Christ was born.
No star unfolds its glory,
No trumpet wind is blown,
But tells the Christmas story
In music of its own.

2 O never-failing splendor!
O never-silent song!
Still keep the green earth tender,
Still keep the gray earth strong,
Still keep the brave earth dreaming
Of deeds that shall be done,
While children’s lives come streaming
Like sunbeams from the sun.

3 O angels sweet and splendid,
Throng in our hearts and sing
The wonders which attended
The coming of the King;
Till we too, boldly pressing
Where once the shepherds trod,
Climb Bethlehem’s Hill of Blessing,
And find the Son of God.


Text Information
First Line: The sky can still remember
Author: Bishop Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Publication Date: 1950
Topic: Jesus Christ the Lord: His Birth; Christ: Birth and Infancy of; Christ: Nativity, The (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Rev. Timothy Richard Matthews (1826-1910)
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: G Major
Copyright: Tune used by permission of Novello and Company, Ltd.

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