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

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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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… 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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