Out of the gateway sparkling

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1 Out of the gateway sparkling with light,
Thronging the heav’ns, that wonderful night,
Come the bright Angels, there to fulfill,
God’s holy message—“Peace and goodwill.”

Song of the angels, ages ago,
Sweetly it rang o’er pastures below;
Yet we can hear it echoing still,
Song of the Angels, “Peace and goodwill.”

2 Down from the sky with music they came,
Crowned by the Star with magical flame,
Telling the shepherds, out on the hill,
“Now to all nations—Peace and goodwill.” [Refrain]

3 Taught by the angels, gladly we sing,
Hailing with joy the birth of the King;
Anthems of praise, with glory they thrill
Tidings of Christmas: “Peace and goodwill.” [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #150

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Out of the gateway sparkling
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Song of the angels
Copyright: Public Domain


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United Praise #150

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