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Hark, what sounds are sweetly stealing

Hark, what sounds are sweetly stealing

Published in 16 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Hark! what sounds are sweetly stealing
Soft thro’ Bethle’m’s midnight air?
Louder yet, and louder pealing,
Angel accents sure are there.

2 See! a light from Heaven is streaming,
Night and darkness quit the plain;
See! an angel brightly beaming,
Followed by a radiant train.

3 “Fear not, shepherds! glad my story,
Tidings of the greatest joy:
Christ is born, the Lord of Glory!
I proclaim a Saviour nigh.”

4 Thus the angel, then ascending,
Seeks again the realms of light;
Now the chorus faintly ending,
All is silence, all is night.

Source: Elmhurst Hymnal: and orders of worship for the Sunday school, young people's meetings and church services #77

Text Information

First Line: Hark, what sounds are sweetly stealing



The Cyber Hymnal #2173
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The Cyber Hymnal #2173

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