Christmas - SATB a capella; 2012
duration: 2 minutes 34 seconds
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text: John Brownlie (adapt.) (1857-1925) from Hymns from the Morningland (London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1911)
Hark! upon the morning breezes,
In the darkness, ere the waking,
Music sweet the senses pleases,
Soft upon the stillness breaking;
"Glory, Glory!" this the singing,
Welcome to Immanuel bringing.
Shepherds at their watch beholding
Angels clad in glistening whiteness,
Heard the wondrous news unfolding
'Mid that dazzling scene of brightness;
"Glory, Glory!" peace, and kindness,
Light is breaking on our blindness.
Glorious morn! The sun uprising,
Shone upon a world rejoicing;
God is with us, truth surprising;
List to song the message voicing,
"Glory, Glory!" ages told it,
Heavenly voices now unfold it.
God adored, our nature wearing!
Ah, such condescending meekness!
Stooping to a world despairing,
Full of pity for our weakness;
"Glory, Glory!" praises swelling,
God hath made with man His dwelling.