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Glad Angel Voices

On dewy plain where shepherds were abiding

Author: Miss F. E. Pettingell
Tune: [On dewy plain where shepherds were abiding] (Hugg)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Author: Miss F. E. Pettingell

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Text Information

First Line: On dewy plain where shepherds were abiding
Title: Glad Angel Voices
Author: Miss F. E. Pettingell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glad angel voices from thy domain
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #12129

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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