Hark! What joyful notes are swelling

Hark! What joyful notes are swelling

Author: W. T. Moore
Tune: [Hark! What joyful notes are swelling]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Hark! what joyful notes are swelling
On the quiet midnight air!
'Tis the voice of angels telling
Jesus comes our sins to bear!
Now the music, in its gladness,
Breaks and swells, and glides along!
Now earth, waking from her sadness,
Joins the chorus of the song!

2 See all darkness disappearing,
As the Star begins to rise!
Sin and Death stand, trembling, fearing,
As the light falls on their eyes;
Now, again, the earth rejoices,
Satan's pow'rful kingdom shakes,
As, from all the heav'nly voices,
Louder still the chorus breaks!

3 Rise and shine, Star of salvation!
Spread thy beams o'er all the earth,
Till each distant land and nation
Owns and speaks Thy matchless worth!
Till all tongues, Thy praises singing,
Shall Thy mighty wonders tell,
Till all heav'n with joy is ringing,
As our hearts the chorus swell!

4 When our days on earth are ended,
And we rise to worlds above,
Then our songs shall all be blended
In one song of pard'ning love!
Then we'll tell the wondrous story,
And our blessed Lord adore!
In our home of bliss and glory
We shall sing forevermore!


Source: Revival Hymns and Choruses #167

Author: W. T. Moore

Moore, William Thomas. (Henry County, Kentucky, August 27, 1832--September 7, 1926, Orland, Florida) Disciple. A "cosmopolitan," he gained denominational fame for his liberal attitude toward the validity of non-immersionist forms of baptism during his tenure at minister of an independent congregation in London. Member of the five-man committee that produced the 1865 Christian Hymn Book (also appointed to a similar committee chosen to make the 1882 Christian Hymnal, Revised, but, being in London, was unable to serve); both books include his "Let every heart and tongue," "Listen to the gospel, telling," "Love of God, all love excelling," "O that I had wings like a dove," and "Thy kingdom, gracious Lord." He was the author of Comprehensive His… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! What joyful notes are swelling
Author: W. T. Moore
Source: Christian Hymn Book
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory in the highest heaven!

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Hymnal #d157
Revival Hymns and Choruses #167Text
The Centennial Hymnal #d127
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #134Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal #d243
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #87Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship #827Page Scan
The Violet: a book of music and hymns, with lessons of instruction designed for Sunday Schools, social meetings, and home circles #62Page Scan
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