Let sweet and holy sound

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1 Let sweet and holy sound enwrap the earth around,
For all the world’s Delight in swathing bands is bound,
And golden with His light is Bethlehem’s poor stall.
Hail! First and Last of all! Hail! First and Last of all!

2 O Baby soft and weak Thou makest my dumb heart speak;
O little Child most High, by this Thy love so meek,
Grant me to live and die in Thy sweet loyalty.
Oh! call me after Thee! Oh! call me after Thee!

3 Oh! Love of God the Sire! O pitying desire
Of His eternal Son! from sin and quenchless fire
Our souls hath Jesus won to deck His palace fair:
Oh would that we were there! Oh would that we were there!

4 For gladness never dies in those immortal skies;
The golden tides of song from choirèd angels rise;
And in the turrets strong, sweet bells make praise and prayer;
Oh would that we were there! Oh would that we were there!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8364

Author: John O'Connor

O'Connor, John, was b. Dec. 5, 1870, at Clonmel, Ireland. After completing his theological studies in the English College at Rome, he was ordained priest 1895, in St. John Lateran, Rome; and is now (1906) priest in charge at Heckmondwike, Yorks. He contributed to the Arundel Hymns, 1902, a number of translations (see Index of Authors, &c), and the following original hymns:— 1. Ah, Lady of high heaven! B. V. M. 2. All the skies to-night sing o'er us. Christmas. 3. Father of all those far-scattered sheep of Christ. St. Patrick. 4. Hail! O new Jerusalem. Heaven. 5. Jesu! none is like to Thee. The Love of Jesus. 6. Jesu! the dying day hath left us lonely. Evening. 7. Joseph gentle, husband mine. Christmas. 8. Let… Go to person page >

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First Line: Let sweet and holy sound
Author: John O'Connor
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



IN DULCI JUBILO was originally a folk dance; it is filled with rhythmic energy. There are many organ and choral arrangements of this tune. Sing this lilting lively carol in unison or in parts with bright flute accompaniment (either real flutes or flute stops on the organ). Observe a ritardando only…

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