Hear the Angels Singing

Lo! an angel host descending

Author: C. Austin Miles
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Lo! an angel host descending
Thro’ the starry sky so blue;
Shepherds low in fear are bending,
Listening to the story true.

“See! His star is shining o’er you,
And the way is bright before you;
Go and seek the promised Saviour
Born today in Bethlehem.”
Hear the angels singing,
As their flight they’re winging,
“Glory in the highest!
Glory be to God on high!”
Hear the angels singing,
Hear the glad notes ringing
“Glory in the highest!
Glory be to God on high!”

2 “Glory in the highest glory!
Unto you a child is born,”
Tell to all the wondrous story
Of His birth this holy morn. [Refrain]

3 Still the angel host is singing;
O’er the hills the notes resound;
Joy to all the nations bringing,
Where the curse of sin is found. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #169

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo! an angel host descending
Title: Hear the Angels Singing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: See! His star is shining o’er you
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


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