The Angel's Song

The sheep lay on the grassy plain

Author: Margaret Coote Brown
Tune: [The sheep lay on the grassy plain]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The sheep lay on the grassy plains,
The night was calm and clear;
The shepherds bent their heads to catch
The music drawing near.
The sky grew bright with wondrous light,
The air was filled with song
That came from Heaven to earth that night
From white-robed angel throng.

2 A little Child was born today,
God’s gift from Heav’n above;
Sent down to save the earth from sin,
To teach all men to love.
Peace, peace, to men, for Love is born!
Was ever song more sweet?
Peace, peace to men! The song of joy
The grassy hills repeat.

3 The message of goodwill to men
The angels sang that night,
Is ringing still thro’ all the earth,
And making darkness light.
Sing, children, and repeat the song
That thro’ the starlight rang;
Sing, sing of joy and peace and love,
The song the angels sang.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15241

Author: Margaret Coote Brown

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Text Information

First Line: The sheep lay on the grassy plain
Title: The Angel's Song
Author: Margaret Coote Brown
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #15241
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The Cyber Hymnal #15241

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