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Beaming Bright

The sun’s asleep ’neath western hills

Author: Irvin H. Mack
Tune: [The sun’s asleep ’neath western hills]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The sun’s asleep ’neath western hills,
And darkened fingers of the night
Are cast upon the plains and rills,
And hide all nature from the light.

Beaming bright, comes the light
Of the happy Christmas morn,
Angels’ strains o’er the plains
Tell that Christ is born.
Beaming bright, comes the light
Of the happy Christmas morn,
Angels’ strains o’er the plains
Tell that Christ is born.

2 O sweetest carol ever sung,
We’d love to hear the angels sing;
O Child who art from heaven come,
Our off’rings now to thee we bring. [Refrain]

4 O Thou who dwell’st upon the throne,
In lofty state, by angels blest;
Look down upon us as we roam,
Within a world, by sin opprest. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #158

Author: Irvin H. Mack

Mack & Lincoln Hall founded the Hall-Mack Company music publishing house (later bought by the Rodeheaver Company). Mack’s works include: Boundless Love (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1896) The Service of Praise, with Lincoln Hall et al. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1900) http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/mack_ih.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The sun’s asleep ’neath western hills
Title: Beaming Bright
Author: Irvin H. Mack
Refrain First Line: Beaming bright, comes the light
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12293
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The Cyber Hymnal #12293

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