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14135. Song Of The Ages

1 Floating downward through the midnight,
Bursts a glorious tide of song;
Angel voices tuned to sweetness
Roll the mighty wave along.

"Glory, glory in the highest!
Peace on earth, good-will to men";
Down the ages roll the tidings,
Mortals shout a loud "Amen."

2 Shepherds watchful guard are keeping,
Over their flocks this starlit night,
Wondering at the breaking glory,
And the angel song so bright. [Refrain]

3 Sweetly led to Bethlehem’s manger,
Viewing there the newborn child,
Light of light! and hope of ages!
God and man, now reconciled. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Floating downward through the midnight
Title: Song Of The Ages
Author: George C. Hugg
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: Songs for the Harvest Field by Charles H. Gabriel (New York: Fillmore Brothers, 1891)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: George Crawford Hugg (1891)
Meter: 87.87 D
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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