Down From Heav'n Winging

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1 Down from Heav’n winging,
Angels come singing,
Joyous news bringing
Of Christ our Lord.
All ye confiding
In love unchiding,
Hail this good tiding
Of Christ our Lord.

2 Ye who in sadness,
Mourning sin’s madness,
Dare not in gladness
Welcome your Lord;
Leave the world’s Babel,
Seek this poor stable—
Ah! ’tis no fable—
Come, see your Lord.

3 Sinful and holy,
Great ones and lowly,
Yield your hearts wholly
Unto the Lord.
So life’s brief training,
In love unfeigning,
Ends in Heav’n gaining
Through Christ our Lord.

4 Learn what rich blessing,
Past all our guessing,
Comes through confessing
Jesus our Lord;
And, ever praising,
Love so amazing,
Join now in raising
Songs to our Lord.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11767

Author: Elliot Stock

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Text Information

First Line: Down from Heav’n winging
Title: Down From Heav'n Winging
Author: Elliot Stock
Source: A Selection of One Hundred Tunes Composed by Josiah Booth (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company, 1909)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



BUNESSAN is a Gaelic tune that was first published (melody only) in Lachlan Macbean's Songs and Hymns of the Gael (1888) as a setting for Mary Macdonald's carol "Child in the Manger." The tune is named after Macdonald's birthplace on the Isle of Mull, Scotland. BUNESSAN is also well known as the set…

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