The angels sang one starry night

The angels sang one starry night

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The angels sang one starry night]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The angels sang one starry night,
Good news for you, good news for me;
They filled the sky with glory, bright,
Good news for you and me.

Refrain:
Hark! hark! hark!
Good news for you and me;
For Jesus came that starry night,
Good news for you and me.

2 Glad music fell from harps of gold,
Good news for you, good news for me;
The sweetest story ever told,
Good news for you and me. [Refrain]

3 He loves us more than we can say,
Good news for you, good news for me;
He lives for us this Christmas day,
Good news for you and me. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #260

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The angels sang one starry night
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Hark, hark, hark, good news for you and me

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Forms and Hymns for Christmas: for the use of Sunday schools and chruches #17

Gems of Christian Song #d40

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Glad Songs #46

Jewels for Little Singers #d46

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The Primary and Junior Hymnal #27

The Primary Sunday School Hymnal #d164

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The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #260

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The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #260

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