Scripture Verse

The desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory. Haggai 2:7

Introduction

Words: Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1901), num­ber 167.

Music: R. Frank Leh­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Kirk­land (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

portrait
R. Frank Lehman
1859–1931

Lyrics

Light from a sta­ble shin­ing,
Music from an­gel choir;
Hailing the won­drous ad­vent,
Every true heart’s de­sire.

Refrain

Hark! hark! we al­most hear them sing­ing;
Hark! hark! how clear the voic­es ring­ing;
Come! come! your wor­ship bring­ing,
Bow be­fore the in­fant King,
Adore be­fore the in­fant King,
Adore be­fore the in­fant King.

Beautiful in­fant Sav­ior!
Lying so low­ly there!
Smiling upon Thy mo­ther,
Guarded by an­gels fair.

Refrain

Wonderful King of glo­ry,
Coming to save the world,
Over Thy hal­lowed man­ger,
Love is for aye un­furled.

Refrain