Hail, hail, hail, beautiful sky

Hail, hail, hail, beautiful sky

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hail, hail, hail, beautiful sky, beautiful sky,
Yonder comes the queen of morning,
Night is gliding by;
Over the world once more, folding her wings, folding her wings,
Peace, her gentle harp awaking,
Smiles and sings.
Sweet as when the joyful tidings
Sounded long ago, Sounded long ago,
Sweet as when the shepherd heard them
Still their numbers flow, still their numbers flow,
Unto us is born a Saviour,
He is born today;
Come, behold the meek and lowly,
Come quickly away.

Hail, hail, hail, beautiful light, beautiful light
Through the birth of our Redeemer
Making all so bright;
Beautiful light of God, shining afar, shining afar,
Ev’ry eye may see its glory,
Hope’s bright star.

2 Come, come, come tripping along, tripping along,
Carol o’er the sacred story
All have loved so long;
List to the chiming bells, merry and clear, merry and clear,
Happy Christmas, happy Christmas
Welcome, welcome here.
Graceful boughs of green are waving,
Hearts with rapture beat, hearts with rapture beat,
Love and mercy bending o’er us
Precious words repeat, precious words repeat,
Where the royal Prince of glory
In a manger lay,
Faith will lead and gently guide us,
Come quickly away. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #104

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

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First Line: Hail, hail, hail, beautiful sky
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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On Joyful Wing #104

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Temple Trio #104

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The Emory Hymnal #93

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