As the world around was sleeping

As the world around was sleeping

Tune: ANGEL'S SONG (Hastings)
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As the world around was sleeping,
In the calm and silent night;
While the shepherds watch were keeping
Came an angel robed in light.

2 Gazing on his matchless splendor,
They were troubled and dismayed;
But in accents kind and tender,
Soon He said, Be not afraid.

3 Lo! to you I bring good tidings,
Words of peace to all your race;
For in Bethlehem abiding
Now is born the Prince of Grace.

4 Would you know the royal Stranger?
By this sign you may be sure:
Ye shall find Him in a manger,
Wrapped in swaddling garments poor.

5 Hark! Heaven’s hosts take up the story,
Praising God o’er Bethlehem’s plain;
Glory in the highest, glory;
Peace on earth, good will to men.

6 We would join the rapturous story,
Swell the angels’ lofty strain,
Glory in the highest, glory;
Worthy is the Lamb once slain.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9559

Text Information

First Line: As the world around was sleeping
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9559
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The Cyber Hymnal #9559

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