In the lonely midnight, on the wintry hill

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1. In the lonely midnight
on the wintry hill,
Shepherds heard the angels
singing, Peace, good will.
Listen, O ye weary,
to the angels’ song,
Unto to you the tidings
of great joy belong.

2. Though in David’s city
angels sing no more,
Love makes angel music
on earth’s darkest shore;
Though no heavenly glory
meet your wondering eyes,
Love can make your dwelling
bright as paradise.

3. Though the child of Mary,
sent from Heaven on high,
In His manger cradle
may no longer lie,
Love is king forever,
though the proud world scorn;
If ye truly seek Him,
Christ your king is born.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2994

Author: Theodore Chickering Williams

Williams, Theodore Chickering, an American Unitarian minister, b. at Brookline, Mass., in 1855, and educated at Harvard, 1876, and the Harvard Divinity School, 1882. He was from 1882 to 1896 pastor of All Souls, N. Y., and has been since 1899 headmaster of Hackley School, Tarrytown, N.Y. His hymns include:— 1. As the storm retreating leaves the vales in peace. [Evening.] (1888). 2. Glory to God on high . . . Let the whole creation cry. [Praise.] (1889). 3. I long did roam afar from home. [Brought Home by Christ.] (1889). 4. Lord, Who dost the voices bless. [Ordination.] (1881). 5. My heart of dust was made. [The Image of God desired.] This is Anon, in Amore Dei, but in the Index of Authors thereto it is given… Go to person page >

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