Calm on the Listening Ear of Night

Text:  Edmund H. Sears  1854
Music:  John B. Dykes 
Tune:  St. Agnes  86.86
OHT Incipit:  33323 47155 53224

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."

The Ames Hymn Collection

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