Let earth resound again

Why were angels once descending

Author: C. W. Hay
Tune: [Why were angels once descending]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why were angels once descending
O’er Judea’s hill and plain?
Why were harps and voices blending
In that grand, seraphic strain?

"Glory to God in the highest,"
Let all earth resound again;
"Glory to God in the highest,
Peace on earth, good will to men."

2 Why were eastern sages bending
O’er the Child of lowly birth?
Why were sweetest anthems sending
Their glad echoes over the earth? [Refrain]

3 Love and mercy condescending
Helpless sinners to redeem,
From a fearful doom impending,
Had revealed the King supreme. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13194

Author: C. W. Hay

(no biographical information available about C. W. Hay.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why were angels once descending
Title: Let earth resound again
Author: C. W. Hay
Refrain First Line: Glory to God in the highest
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13194
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #13194

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.