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Christians, Listen, While We Sing

Christians, listen, while we sing

Author: Archdeacon Robert H. Groome
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Christians, listen, while we sing,
(Dark, before the dawning)
As it was commanded them,
On this Christmas morning.

2. In a manger of the stall,
(Dark, before the dawning)
There they found the Lord of all,
On this Christmas morning.

3. There they found the mother mild,
(Dark, before the dawning)
Gazing on her newborn child,
On this Christmas morning.

4. Christian, art thou far from ill?
(Dark, before the dawning)
He will make thee happier still,
On this Christmas morning.

5. Is an hour of sorrow near?
(Dark, before the dawning)
He will wipe away the tear
On this Christmas morning.

6. Blessings rest on all within!
(Dark, before the dawning)
Newer life, and hopes begin
On this Christmas morning.

7. Praise we then our Savior king;
(Dark, before the dawning)
As the angels once did sing
On this Christmas morning:

8. Glory be to God on high,
(Dark, before the dawning)
Peace on earth and charity
On this Christmas morning.

Author: Archdeacon Robert H. Groome

Robert Hindes Groome (1810–1889) was an English churchman, who became archdeacon of Suffolk. Groome was born at Framlingham on 18 January 1810, the second son of the Rev. John Hindes Groome, formerly fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and rector for twenty-seven years of Earl Soham and Monk Soham in Suffolk. He was educated at Norwich under Richard Valpy and Howes, and at Caius College, Cambridge, where he graduated B. A. in 1832, and M.A. in 1836. In 1833 he was ordained to the Suffolk curacy of Tannington-with-Brundish; during 1835 travelled in Germany as tutor to the son of Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, the Spanish financier; in 1839 became curate of Corfe Castle, Dorset, of which little borough he was mayor for a year; and in 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christians, listen, while we sing
Title: Christians, Listen, While We Sing
Author: Archdeacon Robert H. Groome
Source: Carols for Use in Church, by Richard R. Chope (London: William Clowes & Sons, Limited, 1894), number 70.
Language: English
Notes: Alternate tune: GRAHAM, R. F. Smith (repeats last line)
Copyright: Public Domain


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