The angels' song

Shepherds on the hillside watching

Author: T. C. O'Toole
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: T. C. O'Toole

O'Toole, Terrence C. (Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 6, 1928-- ). Roman Catholic. St. Mary's University (Halifax), B.A., 1948; ordination, after study at Holy Heart Seminary, 1952. Pastorates (in Nova Scotia) at Halifax, 1952-1966, 1974-?; Chester, 1966-1970; Lakeside, 1970-1974. While assistant at St. Mary's Basilica he edited, and wrote several hymns for, The Assumption Hymnal (1964), just as vernacular congregational singing was being introduced in his diocese. Among the diocesan hymnals produced during this experimental period, his book has a remarkably high proportion of words and tunes which a congregation can both mean sincerely and sing without strain; yet it had surprisingly little impact on the content of subsequent Catholic hymnbook… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shepherds on the hillside watching
Title: The angels' song
Author: T. C. O'Toole
Refrain First Line: O, angels sang on that Christmas

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