Scripture Verse

The morning stars sang together. Job 38:7

Introduction

Words: John G. Whit­ti­er, 1873.

Music: St. De­nio, Welsh me­lo­dy from Can­ai­dau y Cys­segr, by John Ro­berts, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John G. Whittier
1807–1892

Lyrics

Sound over all waters, reach out from all lands,
The chorus of voices, the clasping of hands;
Sing hymns that were sung by the stars of the morn,
Sing songs of the angels when Jesus was born.

Blow, bugles of battle, the marches of peace;
East, west, north, and south, let the strong quarrel cease;
Sing songs of great joy that the angels began,
Of glory to God and of good will to man!

With glad jubilations, bring hope to the nations,
The dark night is ending, and dawn has begun;
Rise, hope of the ages, arise like the sun;
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one,
All speech flow to music, all hearts beat as one.