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Christmas music merrily wakes the echoes

Christmas music merrily wakes the echoes

Author: Marian Froelich
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Christmas music merrily wakes the echoes;
Hark! hark! how it freights the air;
While the storm-king holds his wildest revels,
Flings, flings snowdrifts everywhere;
From the belfry in the tower,
In the chapel on the hill,
Harmony descends like silver shower,
Or like sweetly flowing rill.

2. Christmas music merrily wakes the echoes;
Hark! hark! over the city’s streets;
Pealing clearly while the snow is falling,
Pure, pure covering all it meets;
The cathedral’s deep-toned thunder
Joins a sweetly chiming bell,
And the passer, lost in joy and wonder,
Lists what metal tongues can tell.

3. Christmas music merrily wakes the echoes;
Hark! hark! sounding far and near;
Happy children lend their flute-like voices,
Praise, praise Christmas joy and cheer;
Sweetest music of the heart-strings,
Swept by fingers skilled by love,
Gives to life a charm so true, endearing,
Earth becomes like Heav’n above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7747

Author: Marian Froelich

Marian (or Marion) Froelich, 19th Century, was apparently the wife of organist and composer Gideon Froelich. Lyrics-- At Je­sus’ Feet Bring on the Vol­un­teers Cedars and the Pines, The Child of Beth­le­hem, The Christmas Morning Christmas Mu­sic Dare Ye to Stand? Day Is Break­ing, The Easter Af­ter Cal­va­ry Happy Greet­ings Bring­ing Glorious Re­sur­rect­ion Glory to Beth­le­hem God of the Sea­sons Good Ship Zi­on, The Kings of the Or­i­ent Led, Safe­ly Led Nature’s God, Cre­at­or Wise Old New Song, The Our Sab­bath School Press On and Ne­ver Fear Sail Not With­out the Mas­ter Send Out the Life-L… Go to person page >

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First Line: Christmas music merrily wakes the echoes
Author: Marian Froelich


[Christmas music merrily wakes the echoes]

VESPER HYMN (Bortnianski or Stevenson)

VESPER HYMN appeared in John A. Stevenson's Selection of Popular National Airs (1818) as a setting for Thomas Moore's "Hark! The Vesper Hymn Is Stealing." A footnote in that hymnal explained that Stevenson had added what is-now the first line of the retrain to a "Russian Air." Some later hymnals att…

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The Cyber Hymnal #7747
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