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 USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo! an angel host descending
Title: Hear the Angels Singing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: See! His star is shining over you
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1929.


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