At The Hour Of Silent Midnight

At hour of silent midnight

Author: Francis Stanfield
Tune: [At hour of silent midnight]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 At hour of silent midnight,
O mystery of love,
Earth’s longed and sighed for Savior
Descended from above;
Awake, awake, creation!
Arise, for Light has come;
Lo! earth is changed to Heaven,
For earth is Jesus’ home:
Lo! earth is changed to Heaven,
For earth is Jesus’ home.

Refrain:
Glory to God on high!
Praise to our king, our newborn king!
Peace unto men on earth,
Sweet infant Jesus, bring.

2 Amid the starlit heavens
There shines a glorious light,
And hosts of gleaming angels
Illume the lonely night;
The leave their thrones of glory
To seek their newborn king,
And, ranged in countless armies,
Glad hymns of triumph sing:
And, ranged in countless armies,
Glad hymns of triumph sing. [Refrain]

3 The praises of the angels
Were wafted from above,
And shepherds left their night watch
To seek the God of love;
They longed to gaze on Jesus,
To see the newborn Child—
They found the God of Heaven,
An infant meek and mild;
They found the God of Heaven,
An infant meek and mild. [Refrain]

4 And there the mother kneeling,
Bends fondly o’ her Son,
Watching with blessèd Joseph,
Her cherished Little One.
See Jesus in the manger,
How still and meek He lies;
Now smiles play on His features,
Now tears are in His eyes.
Now smiles play on His features,
Now tears are in His eyes. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6455

Author: Francis Stanfield

Stanfield, Francis, s. of Clarkson Stanfield the artist, was b. in London Nov. 5, 1836 [sic. 1835], and educated at St. Edmund's College, near Ware. Since his ordination he has principally been engaged in conducting missions and retreats, but he was for some time stationed at Hertford, and has been lately priest in charge at Old Hall Green, Herts. A collected edition of his hymns is being issued by the Benedictine Fathers at Ramsgate. They include:— i. From his Catholic Hymns, pt. i. 1858, ii. 1860:— 1. All hail, bright feast of jubilation. All Saints. 2. All ye who love your fatherland. Prayer for England. 3. Drear is the nightfall. B. V. M. 4. Hail, Virgin Queen of May's bright gladdening hours. May. 5. Hear th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: At hour of silent midnight
Title: At The Hour Of Silent Midnight
Author: Francis Stanfield
Source: St. Patrick's Hymn Book, 1862
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory to God on high!
Copyright: Public Domain

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