During our last fund drive one donor said this: "I love hymns ... If you asked for money, it means you need it! Please keep the work going. And please, accept my widow's mite. God bless you."

She was right. We only ask for money twice a year, and we do so because we need it.

So, before you close this box and move on to use the many resources on Hymnary.org, please prayerfully consider whether you might be able to make a gift to support our work. Gifts of any amount are appreciated, assist our work and let us know that we have partners in our effort to create the best database of hymns on the planet.

To donate online via PayPal or credit card, use the Calvin University secure giving site (https://calvin.quadweb.site/giving/hymnary).

If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

And to read more about big plans for Hymnary, see https://hymnary.org/blog/major-additions-planned-for-hymnary.

Angel hosts in bright array

Angel hosts in bright array

Author: G. P. Grantham
Tune: [Angel hosts in bright array]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Angel hosts in bright array,
Stars their night-watch keeping,
Earthward wend their silent way,
While the world lies sleeping.
Through the wintry clouds they gilde,
On through portal hoary,
Where, the ox and ass beside,
Lies the Babe of Glory.

Chorus:
Ring the bells, and sound the horn!
Shout with exultation!
Christ the Lord today is born
For the world's salvation!

2 All unseen by mortal eye,
Reverent and lowly;
Prostrate there, they laud on high
Him, the Infant Holy;
From their lips celestial rise
Sounds, with joy o'erflowing,
Strains upborne beyond the skies,
Hymns with rapture glowing. [Chorus]

3 Hark the news the Angel tells; -
Lo! an Infant Stranger,
God's dear Son among you dwells,
Born in Bethlehem's manger!
Bursts a chorus from the sky,
Loud from Heaven's portal: -
Glory be to God on High,
Peace, good will to mortal! [Chorus]

4 Angel spirits earthward led,
With a hope endearing,
First to worship, first to spread,
News of Christ's Appearing!
Trace we out your footfalls light,
Praise we Christ in glory,
Then waft ye the tidings bright
Of the Gospel story! [Chorus]



Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #342

Author: G. P. Grantham

Born: Circa 1833, London, Middlesex, England. Christened: February 24, 1833, St. John the Baptist Church, Shoreditch, London. As of 1881, Grantham was Vicar of Llanbaddock, Wales. Some of his work appeared in Carols for Use in Church, by Richard Chope (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894). --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Angel hosts in bright array
Author: G. P. Grantham
Refrain First Line: Ring the bells, and sound the horn

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #179
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Audio

Small Church Music #7403

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #179

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.