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Hail The Day, When In The Sky

Hail the day, when in the sky

Author: Charles Coffin
Published in 1 hymnal

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hail the day, when in the sky
Shone the Day-spring from on high;
When the star from Heaven displayed
Where the holy Child was laid.

2 Onward moving, that bright flame
Did the Savior’s birth proclaim;
And the Gentiles came to bring
Offerings to their infant king.

3 Lord of glory, may Thy light
Shine upon our darkened sight,
Till it guide us to the rest
Where Thy people shall be blest.

4 May it light us on the road
Leading to the throne of God;
And our offering then shall be
Hearts devoted, Lord, to Thee.

5 Hymns of glory and of praise,
Father, unto Thee we raise;
Praise to Thee, O Christ our king,
And the Holy Ghost, we sing.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9616

Author: Charles Coffin

Coffin, Charles, born at Buzaney (Ardennes) in 1676, died 1749, was principal of the college at Beauvais, 1712 (succeeding the historian Rollin), and rector of the University of Paris, 1718. He published in 1727 some, of his Latin poems, for which he was already noted, and in 1736 the bulk of his hymns appeared in the Paris Breviary of that year. In the same year he published them as Hymni Sacri Auctore Carolo Coffin, and in 1755 a complete ed. of his Works was issued in 2 vols. To his Hymni Sacri is prefixed an interesting preface. The whole plan of his hymns, and of the Paris Breviary which he so largely influenced, comes out in his words. "In his porro scribendis Hymnis non tam poetico indulgendunv spiritui, quam nitoro et pietate co… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail the day, when in the sky
Title: Hail The Day, When In The Sky
Latin Title: Quae stella sole pulchrior
Author: Charles Coffin
Source: Tr.: The Church Hymnal by William Cooke and William Denton, 1853
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #9616
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The Cyber Hymnal #9616

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