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A Song In The Night

A song floated down through the silence of night

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [A song floated down through]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 A song floated down thro’ the silence of night,
Enfolding each shadowy plain,
Glad welcome to Jesus, the dear Christmas guest,
All glorious rang the refrain.

Peace, peace, peace on the earth!
Hear the sweet anthem resounding!
Peace, peace, peace on the earth!
Message the shepherds astounding!
Joy, joy, joy to the world!
Sorrow and sin ’tis confounding,
Heav’n’s gladness voicing,
Rapt with rejoicing,
Angels are singing their glad refrain.

2 The mountains and hilltops re-echoed the lay,
The earth shone with heavenly light;
The word of the prophets, the Gospel of love,
Came true on that wonderful night. [Refrain]

3 The hope of the years, the Redeemer divine,
Is born in the Bethlehem town;
From throne to a manger, the Lord of the skies,
The King pure and holy comes down. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #175

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A song floated down through the silence of night
Title: A Song In The Night
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Peace, peace, peace on the earth
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #7907
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