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Hail the night, all hail the morn

Hail the night, all hail the morn

Published in 17 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Hail the night, all hail the morn,
When the Prince of Peace was born!
When, amid the wakeful fold,
Tidings good the angel told.

2 Now our solemn chant we raise
Duly to the Savior’s praise;
Now with carol hymns we bless
Christ the Lord, our righteousness.

3 While resounds the joyful cry,
Glory be to God on high,
Peace on earth, good will to men!
Gladly we respond, Amen!

4 Thus we greet this holy day,
Pouring forth our festive day,
Thus we tell, with saintly mirth,
Of Immanuel’s wondrous birth.

5 We in perfect peace would live,
We to God would glory give;
Lauding, with the heavenly host,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10189

Text Information

First Line: Hail the night, all hail the morn


Hail the night, all hail the morn. [Christmas.] This appeared in an anonymous volume of Christmas Carols, published in London, in 1837. It passed into the American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, No. 278, and again into later collections. It is usually given as "From the German," but the German original (if any) has not been found.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



The Cyber Hymnal #10189
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)