Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.@Micah 5:2

Charles W. E. Sie­gel, in Forms and Hymns for Christ­mas (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hei­del­berg Press, 1906), num­ber 10.

Ferd K. Hill (🔊 pdf nwc).

Night in silence deep and holy,
Broods o’er ancient Bethlehem;
Shepherds in their station lowly,
Faintly hear the starry hymn
Sounding forth creation’s story,
Where the sons of God sang glory.
Glory in the highest, glory,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

Refrain

Hark a chorus grand,
From that shining land,
Glory in the highest, glory,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

Earth is wrapped in silent slumber;
Souls lie prone in deeper night;
Nearer, nearer, without number,
Come the heralds, robed in light.
Now creation’s hymn is blending
With redemption’s joy unending.
Glory in the highest, glory,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

Refrain

Night in silence deep and holy,
We thy blessèd mystery share;
Savior, at Thy manger lowly,
Bow our souls in humble prayer.
Waiting for th’eternal morning,
We, with saints and angels joining,
Glory in the highest, glory,
Peace on earth, good will to men.

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