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

Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… 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
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