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Now Dies In David's City

Now dies in David's city

Author: James Barmby, 19th century
Tune: [Now dies in David's city]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Now dies in David’s city
The world’s discordant din,
And slumber lulls the tumult
In Bethl’em’s crowded inn.

What means that music ringing
From Heav’n at early morn?
Heard ye an angel singing,
The Christ, the Lord, is born?
Heard ye an angel singing,
The Christ, the Lord, is born?

2 The world was dull of hearing
To music from on high:
But shepherds heard the angels
Beneath the bending sky. [Refrain]

3 For Joseph and for Mary
There was no room at all:
The busy world could find them
No shelter but a stall. [Refrain]

4 But for God’s holy pilgrim
There needs no lordly bed:
For lo! an endless glory
Beams from that lowly shed. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11793

Author: James Barmby, 19th century

Barmby was a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and Vicar of Pittington, Durham. His works include: Plays for Young People, with T. Rogers (London: Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1880) © The Cyber Hymnal™ (www.hymntime.com/tch) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Now dies in David's city
Title: Now Dies In David's City
Author: James Barmby, 19th century
Language: English
Refrain First Line: What means that music ringing
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11793
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The Cyber Hymnal #11793

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