You That Have Spent the Silent Night

Ye that have spent the silent night

Author: George Gascoigne
Published in 25 hymnals

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1. You that have spent the silent night
In sleep and quiet rest,
And joy to see the cheerful light
That riseth in the east;
Now lift your hears, your voices raise,
Your morning tribute bring,
And pay a grateful song of praise
To heaven's almighty King.

2. And as this gloomy night did last
But for a little space,
As heavenly day, now night is past,
Doth show his pleasant face,
So let us hope, when faith and love
Their work on earth have done,
God's blessed face to see above,
Heaven's better, brighter Sun.

3. God grant us grace that height to gain,
That glorious sight to see,
And send us, after worldly pain,
A life from trouble free,
Where cheerful day shall ever shine,
And sorrow never come;
Lord, be a place, a portion, mine
In that bright blissful home. Amen.

Source: The Harvard University Hymn Book #35

Author: George Gascoigne

Gascoigne, George, son and heir of Sir John Gascoigne. The date and place of his birth are unknown, but it is probable that he was born about 1525, and from a statement in the Address to Queen Elizabeth prefixed to one of his works, he seems to have spent a part of his early life in Westmoreland. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, from whence he entered the Middle Temple as a student of law before 1548; but neglecting his studies he led a life of reckless extravagance and dissipation, on account of which he was disinherited by his father. In 1555 he migrated to Gray's Inn, but seems to have left it also. In 1557-58 he represented Bedford in Parliament. In 1565 he returned to Gray's Inn, and there, in the following year, two play… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye that have spent the silent night
Title: You That Have Spent the Silent Night
Author: George Gascoigne
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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