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O had I the voice of an angel to sing

O had I the voice of an angel to sing

Author: Anonymous
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh! had I the voice of an angel to sing
Of the joys that are brightest on earth,
I would sing of the blessings and comforts that spring
From Messiah’s miraculous birth.

2 What the law and the psalms, and the prophets of old,
In full many a marvelous way,
To the fathers foreshadowed, or plainly foretold,
Are the wonders that meet us today.

3 Not a jot or a tittle pf Scripture shall fail;
In the Lord’s holy book it is proved,
That He is the Savior, whose advent we hail,
Our God, to be worshipped and loved.

4 Son of God, Son of man, David’s son, David’s Lord,
Full of mercy, yet righteous and just,
The truths that shine forth in Thine own written word,
I receive with submission and trust.

5 As the angels from Heav’n were sent down to proclaim,
Good news on this glorious morn,
And shepherds and sages all joyfully came
To the stable where Jesus was born.

6 Let me copy the angels in reverence and love,
With the shepherds obedient be found;
And, guiding my way by the light from above,
Like the wise in true knowledge abound.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12401

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O had I the voice of an angel to sing
Author: Anonymous
Source: Christmas Minstrelsy by Joseph Williams and Henry Gauntlett (London and Mancehster: Novello & Bremner, 1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12401
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The Cyber Hymnal #12401

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