1. Rolling downward, through the midnight,
Comes a glorious burst of heav’nly song;
’Tis a chorus full of sweetness—
And the singers are an angel throng.
Glory! glory in the highest!
On the earth goodwill and peace to men!
Down the ages send the echo;
Let the glad earth shout again!
2. Wondering shepherds see the glory,
Hear the word the shining ones declare;
At the manger fall in worship,
While the music fills the quivering air. [Refrain]
3. Christ the Savior, God’s Anointed,
Comes to earth our fearful debt to pay—
Man of sorrows, and rejected,
Lamb of God, that takes our sin away. [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #184
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #6671||Glory! glory in the highest!||Rolling downward, through the midnight||[Rolling downward through the midnight]||Robert Lowry, 1826-1899|
|The Cyber Hymnal #184||The Angel's Song||Rolling downward, through the midnight||[Rolling downward, through the midnight]||Robert Lowry||<cite>Biglow & Main's Christmas Annual No. 8</cite> (New York: Biglow & Main Company, 1877)|