Songs of the Ages

List to the songs of the ages

Author: Adam Geibel
Tune: [List to the songs of the ages]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 List to the songs of the ages,
Floating o’er all the earth;
Telling the joyful tidings,
Of the blessed Saviour’s birth.
All through the years of darkness,
Still was their music heard;
Chanting the world’s redemption,
Teaching the precious word.
List to the songs, List to the songs,
List to the songs of the ages.

2 Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King,
Peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!”
Joyful all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
With th’angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem!
With th’angelic host proclaim,
Christ is born in Bethlehem!

3 And now in softer strain,
There comes a sweet refrain,
It breathes o’er all the earth,
And tells of Jesus’ birth.
Silent night! hallowed night!
Land and deep silent sleep,—
Softly glitters bright Bethlehem’s star,
Beck’ning Israel’s eye from afar,
Where the Saviour is born,—
Where the Saviour is born.

4 Then let us all unite
In one triumphant song;
And with the voice of ages past
The sound prolong.
O come, all ye faithful,
Triumphantly sing!
Come, see in the manger
The angel’s dread King!
To Bethlehem hasten,
With joyful accord.
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord!
Amen.

Author: Adam Geibel

Born: September 15, 1855, Neuenheim, Germany. Died: August 3, 1933, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though blinded by an eye infection at age eight, Geibel was a successful composer, conductor, and organist. Emigrating from Germany probably around 1864, he studied at the Philadelphia Institute for the Blind, and wrote a number of Gospel songs, anthems, cantatas, etc. He founded the Adam Geibel Music Company, later evolved into the Hall-Mack Company, and later merged to become the Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company. He was well known for secular songs like "Kentucky Babe" and "Sleep, Sleep, Sleep." In 1885, Geibel organized the J. B. Stetson Mission. He conducted the Stetson Chorus of Philadelphia, and from 1884-1901, was a music instructor at the… Go to person page >

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First Line: List to the songs of the ages
Title: Songs of the Ages
Author: Adam Geibel
Publication Date: 1907
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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