Night had fallen darkly

Night had fallen darkly

Author: Flora Kirkland
Tune: [Night had fallen darkly]
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1. Night had fallen darkly
Over Judea’s hill;
Shepherds watched in silence,
All the flocks were still;
Light dispelled the darkness,
Light, then day more fair,
Lo! a mighty angel,
Stood in glory there.

Long ago, long ago,
Came that angel bright,
Fear ye not! Fear ye not!
Rang across the night.
Long ago, long ago,
Over a bed of hay,
Angels fair, in the air,
Watched where Jesus lay.

2. Shepherds of Judea,
Watching flocks by night;
Patient, gentle watchers
Trembled at the light,
Trembled when the glory
O’er the hillside spread,
Trembled till the angel
Fear not, sweetly said. [Refrain]

3. Hosts of shining angels
Joined the herald bright;
Legions from the glory,
Came that wondrous night—
Came with alleluias,
For a Savior born;
Came to tell the weary
Of redemption’s morn. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3907

Author: Flora Kirkland

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First Line: Night had fallen darkly
Author: Flora Kirkland
Refrain First Line: Long ago, long ago


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