While angels sing

In a manger low, in a cattle shed

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [In a manger low, in a cattle shed]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In a manger low, in cattle shed,
Lo, the King of Heaven lies;
While the twinkling stars are looking down
On the King of earth and skies.

While the angels are singing
A glad and glorious lay,
Telling of the King of kings
Who was born on Christmas Day;
Behold Him lying so lowly
In humble manger bed, and the bright stars
Are softly twinkling over His head.

2 Over all the world His glory shines,
With a light that naught can dim;
And the rays of love that rise today
Shall bring all the world to Him. [Refrain]

3 Over all His reign shall be complete,
When the glory of His life
Shall awaken chords of love that end
All the jarring tones of strife. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12317

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In a manger low, in a cattle shed
Title: While angels sing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12317
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The Cyber Hymnal #12317

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