1 On dewy plain where shepherds were abiding,
Beside their flocks, with tender, watchful eye;
Awoke the song, the still, night air dividing,
The song of angels rang thro’ the starlit sky.
Glad angel voices from thy domain,
Strike thy full chorus, repeat thy sweet refrain,
Fair spirits, hover near each happy throng,
This day assembled, to sing thy Christmas song.
2 In lowly stall a new born Babe was sleeping,
While dumb, meek kine unheeding stand around,
A mother’s love her watchful vigils keeping
While thro’ the night air glad angels voices sound. [Refrain]
3 O starlight night, how sweet thy music ringing!
How blest the truth, the story of His birth!
O angel throng, thro’ heaven’s arches winging,
May the grand chorus re-echo round the earth! [Refrain]
Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #190
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|The Cyber Hymnal #12129||Glad Angel Voices||On dewy plains where shepherds were abiding||[On dewy plains where shepherds were abiding]||F. E. Pettingell||<cite>The Helper in Sacred Song</cite> by George C. Hugg and Frank L. Armstrong (Philadelphia: Church & Sunday School Music Publishing Company)|