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Bright Angel Hosts are heard on high

Appears in 4 hymnals Used With Tune: [Bright Angel Hosts are heard on high]


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Composer: Anonymous Meter: Appears in 3 hymnals Tune Sources: Carols Old and Carols New, by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston, Massachusetts: Parish Choir, 1916), number 7 Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 13154 34321 71153 Used With Text: Bright Angel Hosts Are Heard on High


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Bright Angel Hosts are heard on high

Hymnal: 400+ Christmas Carols Book #4b (2014) Languages: English Tune Title: [Bright Angel Hosts are heard on high]

Bright Angel Hosts Are Heard on High

Author: Richard R. Chope; Anonymous Hymnal: The Cyber Hymnal #627 Meter: Lyrics: 1. Bright angel hosts are heard on high All sweetly singing o’er the plains; While mountains echo in reply The burden of their joyous strains. 2. Say, shepherds, why this jubilee, What doth your rapturous mirth prolong? Say, say what may the tidings be Which still inspire that heav’nly song? 3. Come, come to Bethlehem, come and see The Child whose birth the angels sing; Come, come, adore on bended knee The Infant Christ, the newborn King! 4. See, there within a manger laid Jesus, the Lord of Heav’n and earth! See, saints and angels lend their aid To celebrate the Savior’s birth! Languages: English Tune Title: GRAND ISLAND
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Bright Angel Hosts are heard on high

Hymnal: Carols Old and Carols New #7 (1916) Topics: Christmas Languages: English Tune Title: [Bright Angel Hosts are heard on high]


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Translator (from French to Cornish) of "Bright Angel Hosts Are Heard on High" in The Cyber Hymnal In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries.

Richard R. Chope

1830 - 1928 Adapter of "Bright Angel Hosts Are Heard on High" in The Cyber Hymnal Chope, Richard Robert, M.A., born Sept. 21, 1830, educated at Exeter College, Oxford, B.A., 1855, and took Holy Orders as Curate of Stapleton, 1856. During his residence at Stapleton the necessities of the Choir led him to plan his Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, published in 1857. In 1858 he took the Curacy of Sherborne, Dorset; in the following year that of Upton Scudamore, where he undertook the training of the Chorus of the Warminster district for the first Choral Festival in Salisbury Cathedral; and in 1861 that of Brompton. The enlarged edition of The Congregational Hymn Book was published 1862, and The Canticles, Psalter, &c, of the Prayer Book, Noted and Pointed, during the same year. In 1865 he was preferred to the parish of St. Augustine's, Queen's Gate, South Kensington, and subsequently published Carols for Use in Church during Christmas and Epiphany, 1875; Carols for Easier and Other Tides, 1887; and other works. Mr. Chope has been one of the leaders in the revival and reform of Church Music as adapted to the Public Services. He was one of the originators of The Choir and Musical Record, and was for some time the proprietor and assistant editor of the Literary Churchman. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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