In Sweetest Accord

Night serene and fair

Author: Annie Lewis Pinfold
Tune: [Night serene and fair]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Night serene and fair,
Naught its peace can mar;
Lo! in skies above,
Dawns a radiant star.
Shepherds in the field,
Guarding safe their fold,
Mute with rapture kneel in worship,
Glory behold.

’Neath yon heav’nly sign
Sleeps a child divine;
Bow in humble adoration,
Own Him as Lord.
Music in the sky,
Voices clear and high,
Harps of gold resounding
In sweetest accord.

2 White winged seraphs chant
Heaven’s triumph song;
Earth in gladness wakes,
Every note prolongs.
Answering hills send back,
Faint melodious strains;
Choirs celestial bring good tidings,
Sing grand refrains. [Refrain]

3 Seek the manger low,
Haste your Lord to find;
Christ this day is born,
Savior of mankind.
In a shelter rude—
Lowly is the stall—
Lies a tiny royal stranger,
King over all. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3503

Author: Annie Lewis Pinfold

Annie L. Pinfold was born in Windsor, England in 1870. She later lived in a small town near the border of Maine and New Hampshire.She started writing short stories for Sunday school publications but then started writing hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Night serene and fair
Title: In Sweetest Accord
Author: Annie Lewis Pinfold
Refrain First Line: Neath yon heavenly sigh
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #3503
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The Cyber Hymnal #3503

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