|Text:||Edmund H. Sears||1854|
|Music:||John B. Dykes|
|Tune:||St. Agnes|| |
|OHT Incipit:|| |
Calm on the listening ear of night,
Comes heav'n's melodious strains,
Where wild Judea streches far
Her silver mantled plains.
Celestial choirs from courts above
Shed sacred glories there;
And angels with their sparkling lyres,
Make music on the air.
The answering hills of Palestine
Send back the glad reply,
And greet from all their holy heights
The Day-spring from on high.
O'er the blue depths of Galilee
There comes a holier calm;
And Sharon waves in solemn praise
Her silent groves of palm.
"Glory to God!" the lofty strain
The realm of ether fills;
How sweeps the song of solemn joy
Oe'r Judah's sacred hills!
"Glory to God!" the sounding skies
Loud with their anthems ring:
"Peace on the earth, good will to men,
From heaven's eternal King."
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