Hark! The Full-Voiced Choir Is Singing

Hark! the full-voiced choir is singing

Author: Richard R. Chope (1894)
Tune: [Hark! the full-voiced choir is singing]
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1. Hark! the full-voiced choir is singing,
As the midnight darkness flies;
Heavenly angels now are bringing
Peaceful tidings from the skies.

Hail, O Jesus! Hail, O Jesus!
Sun of righteousness, arise!
Sun of righteousness, arise!

2. Yes, behold the day of glory,
Dawn at length for all the earth;
List, the cherubs tell the story—
This the day of Jesus’ birth. [Refrain]

3. Lo, He comes! His throne the manger,
Shepherds, seek His shrine the stall;
Ox and ass behold the stranger,
God, who made and governs all! [Refrain]

4. Mortals, raise your loudest voices,
Jesus lifts on high your horn;
Earth redeemed today rejoices,
For today her Lord is born! [Refrain]

Author: Richard R. Chope

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.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark! the full-voiced choir is singing
Title: Hark! The Full-Voiced Choir Is Singing
Author: Richard R. Chope (1894)
Source: Carols for Use in Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Limited, 1894), number 38
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Hail, O Jesus! Hail, O Jesus!
Copyright: Public Domain


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