CHRISTMAS SONG

Composer: Karl P. Harrington

Born: June 13, 1861, Somersworth, New Hampshire. Died: November 14, 1953, Berkeley, California. Buried: Middletown, Connecticut. Son of Calvin S. and Eliza Chase Harrington, Karl earned his AB degree in 1882, and his AM in 1885, from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He studied at the University of Berlin (1887-89) and Yale University (1890-91). He taught high school in Westfield, Massachusetts (1882-85); Latin at Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, Massachusetts (1885-87); was a Latin tutor at Wesleyan University (1889-91); Latin professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1891-99); University of Maine (1899-1905); and Wesleyan University (1905). While at the University of North Carolina, he directed the Glee… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Karl P. Harrington (1904)
Meter: 12.12.12.12
Incipit: 56516 75551 35
Key: G Major

Texts

There's a Song in the Air

There's a song in the air!
There's a star in the sky!
There's a mother's deep prayer
and a baby's low cry!
And the star rains its fire
while the beautiful sing,
for the manger of Bethlehem
cradles a King!

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #6621
Text: There's a Garden
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The Cyber Hymnal #6931
Text: There's a Song in the Air
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The Cyber Hymnal #12201
Text: I Extol You, O Lord
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The United Methodist Hymnal #249
Text: There's a Song in the Air
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Instances

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #185TextPage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #159TextPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #134Text
Hymns of Faith #121TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #211
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #120
Small Church Music #1463Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #420
The Christian Life Hymnal #135
The Cyber Hymnal #6621TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #6931TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #10783TextAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #12201TextScoreAudio
The United Methodist Hymnal #249TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #40Text
Timeless Truths #745TextAudio
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #91
Include 19 pre-1979 instances
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