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A wondrous word

As midnight hush so calm and still

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Tune: [As midnight hush so calm and still]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As midnight hush so calm and still
Was brooding o’er the vale and hill,
The shepherds ‘neath the starry light
Were watching o’er their flocks by night.
But a wondrous word,
Thro’ the silence heard,
It was “Glory be to God, to God on high!”

Refrain:
Glory to God, be to God on high,
Peace unto earth, unto earth is nigh;
Glory, to God, List the reply!
It is glory to God, unto God on high!

2 Bright starbeams crowned the dreaming plain,
The night wind breathed a soft refrain,
O’er David’s town dark shadows crept,
As shepherds still their vigil kept.
But a wondrous word,
Thro the silence heard,
It was “Glory be to God, to God on high!” [Refrain]

3 O holy night! O night divine!
What ender joy, what peace is thine!
For ‘mid thy silence seraphs come
To herald one from heav’nly home.
But a wondrous word,
Thro the silence heard,
It was “Glory be to God, to God on high!” [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #216

Author: Elsie Duncan Yale

Born: Oc­to­ber 21, 1873, Brook­lyn, New York. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 30, 1956, San Ber­nar­di­no Coun­ty, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Grace Gor­don. Elsie’s fa­ther was New York Shipp­ing Com­miss­ion­er Charles C. Dun­can. --www.hymntime.com… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As midnight hush so calm and still
Title: A wondrous word
Author: Elsie Duncan Yale
Refrain First Line: Glory to God, be to God on high
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #8457
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #8457

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