O Night Of Nights, Supreme Delights

O night of nights, supreme delights

Translator: J. C. Earle
Tune: YORK (Scottish)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 O night of nights, supreme delights,
Thy watches charm and bless;
And joys of Heav’n, profusely giv’n,
Refresh earth’s wilderness.

2 The sad, sick world through Eve lies furled
In clouds of death and night;
But God doth rise in human guise
To be its life and light.

3 Whom angels own as God alone,
Is clothed by mortal hands;
In cattle stall, the Lord of all
Sleeps clasped in swathing bands.

4 In cradle laid, His voice is stayed,
Who is th’eternal Word:
The sun grows pale, his forces fail;
What means all we have heard?

5 O shaft of love, to God above
A rock hewn home is giv’n:
Farewell ye stars; hail, crib and bars;
A manger is my heaven.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8377

Translator: J. C. Earle

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Text Information

First Line: O night of nights, supreme delights
Title: O Night Of Nights, Supreme Delights
Translator: J. C. Earle
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Sequence of Marburne, Order of St. Benedict, Abbot of Livry, 15th Century
Copyright: Public Domain

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