9045. Softly The Night Is Sleeping

1 Softly the night is sleeping
On Bethlehem’s peaceful hill;
Silent the shepherds watching,
The gentle flocks are still.
But hark! the wondrous music
Falls from the op’ning sky;
Valley and cliff reecho,
Glory to God on high!

Glory to God! Glory to God!
Glory to God! it rings again,
Peace on the earth! good will to men!

2 Day in the east is breaking;
Day o’er the crimsoned earth;
Now the glad world is waking,
Glad in the Savior’s birth!
See where the clear star blendeth
Over the manger blest;
See where the infant Jesus
Smiles upon Mary’s breast! [Refrain]

3 Come with the gladsome shepherds,
Quick hastening from the fold;
Come with the wise men, pouring
Incense and myrrh and gold.
Come to Him, poor and lowly,
Around the cradle throng;
Come with your hearts of sunshine,
And sing the angels’ song. [Refrain]

4 Weave ye the wreaths unfading,
The fir tree and the pine;
Green from the snows of winter,
To deck the holy shrine;
Bring ye the happy children!
For this is Christmas morn;
Jesus, the sinless infant,
Jesus, the Lord, is born. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Softly the night is sleeping
Title: Softly The Night Is Sleeping
Author: Edward Abiel Washburn (1866)
Refrain First Line: Glory to God! Glory to God!
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Offices of Worship by Peter Wolle (Bethlehem, Penn.: Moravian Publishing Office, 1866)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [Softly the night is sleeping]
Composer: Massah Miksch Warner
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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