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Hush, all ye sounds of war

Hush, all ye sounds of war

Author: William H. Draper
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Hush, all ye sounds of war, ye nations all be still;
A voice of heavenly joy steals over vale and hill.
O hear the angels sing the captive world’s release:
This day is born in Bethlehem the Prince of Peace.

2. No more divided be, ye families of men:
Old enmity forget, old friendship knit again.
In the new year of God let brothers’ love increase —
This day is born in Bethlehem the Prince of Peace.

Source: TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #522

Author: William H. Draper

Draper, William Henry, M.A., son of Henry and Lucy Mary Draper, was born at Kenilworth, Dec. 19, 1855, and educated at Keble College, Oxford; B.A. in honours, M.A. 1880. Ordained in 1880, he was Curate of St. Mary's, Shrewsbury; Vicar of Alfreton; of the Abbey Church, Shrewsbury; and since 1899 Rector of Adel, Leeds. Mr. Draper's hymns in common use include the following:— 1. Come forth, ye sick and poor. [Harvest.] Written in 1001 and printed in the Guardian, Sept. 18, 1901. In 1905 it was given, somewhat altered, in The Council School Hymn Book, No. 132. It was also published by Novello & Co., with Music by J. H. Maunder. 2. From homes of quiet peace. [In Time of War.] Published by Novello & Co. in their series of Hymns in… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hush, all ye sounds of war
Author: William H. Draper
Refrain First Line: This day is born in Bethlehem



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