The Light of Heaven

In yonder stable gleams a light

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [In yonder stable gleams a light]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In yonder stable gleams a light,
Serenely calm, divinely fair;
The King hath come to earth tonight,
Behold Him resting lowly there.

Refrain:
The light of heaven seems to fold
Him as in a wondrous dress,
In Bethle’m’s manger we behold
Him, the Lord our Righteousness;
The light of heaven seems to fold
Him as in a wondrous dress,
In Bethle’m’s manger we behold
Him, the Lord our Righteousness.

2 Behold the Lamb of God from heav’n,
Bow low before His Infant feet;
The pow’r that rescues you and me
Is vested in that Christ-child sweet. [Refrain]

3 Behold the Man of Galilee,
He rested first in Bethle’m’s stall;
Upon this blessed, blessed night,
Come worship Him, your All in All. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #166

Author: Flora Kirkland

Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911. Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In yonder stable gleams a light
Title: The Light of Heaven
Author: Flora Kirkland
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The light of heaven seems to fold him
Copyright: Public Domain

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