The wondrous advent

Light from a stable shining

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Light from a stable shining]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Light from a stable shining,
Music from angel choir;
Hailing the wondrous advent,—
Every true heart’s Desire.

Refrain:
Hark! hark! we almost hear them singing;
Hark! hark! how clear the voices ringing;
Come! come! your worship bringing,
Bow before the Infant King.
Adore before the Infant King,
Adore before the Infant King.

2 Beautiful Infant Saviour!
Lying so lowly there!
Smiling upon Thy mother,
Guarded by angels fair. [Refrain]

3 Wonderful King of glory,
Coming to save the world,
Over Thy hallowed manger—
Love is for aye unfurled. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #167

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: Light from a stable shining
Title: The wondrous advent
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: Hark, hark, we almost hear them singing
Copyright: Public Domain

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