Long Ago, In Solemn Midnight

Long ago, in solemn midnight

Author: William Wilberforce Newton
Tune: SIEH, HIER BIN ICH (55117)
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1 Long ago, in solemn midnight,
Shepherds watched upon the plain,
When a band of holy angels
Sang the earliest Christmas strain.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Glory be to God on high!

2 Gently flowed the silent waters
In the stillness of the night,
And the glittering stars in heaven
Shone with pure and silvery light. [Refrain]

3 Heav’n is opened, all its glory
Bursts across the eastern sky,
For the harmony of seraphs
Tells that Christ, the Lord, is nigh. [Refrain]

4 Now the golden gates are open,
Enter ye, who love the Lord;
For the Savior’s love hath triumphed,
As He promised in His Word. [Refrain]

5 Join the angels in their chorus,
Praise the Lord, who came to die;
Praises in the highest, praises;
Glory be to God on high. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14183

Author: William Wilberforce Newton

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Text Information

First Line: Long ago, in solemn midnight
Title: Long Ago, In Solemn Midnight
Author: William Wilberforce Newton
Source: The Voice of St. John, and Other Poems (New York: Anson. D. F. Randolph, 1881)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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