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All the city lies in sleeping

All the city lies in sleeping

Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Tune: [All the city lies in sleeping]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 All the city lies in sleeping,
O’er the sea a silence reigns;
Lowly shepherds watch are keeping
O’er their flocks on Judah’s plains.

Hark the song, the song of angels,
“News of joy and peace we gladly bring;
In the favored city yonder,
Christ is born, is born today a King.”
In the favored city yonder,
Christ is born today a King.

2 Lo! a starry light is shining
Music thrills the arch of night,
Shepherds on the plains reclining
Rise to greet the song and light. [Refrain]

3 In a shelter rude and lowly
Shepherds find the Prince of Light;
O how beautiful and holy
Was that happy Christmas night. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #169

Author: Alice Jean Cleator

Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926 Born: Cir­ca 1871, An­dre­as, Isle of Man, Eng­land. Died: Cir­ca April 27, 1926, Cleve­land, Ohio. Cleator’s family ev­i­dent­ly em­igrat­ed to Amer­i­ca in the 1870’s. She was liv­ing in Clar­idon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geau­ga Coun­ty, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York Ci­ty, re­tir­ing some time be­fore 1915. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All the city lies in sleeping
Author: Alice Jean Cleator
Refrain First Line: Hark the song, the song of angels


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