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September 02, 2005

160R What Means This Glory Round Our Feet

Meter, L.M., Tune, ERFURT (VON HIMMEL HOCH)

1. “What means this glory round our feet,”
The ma-gi mused, “more bright than morn!”
And voic-es chant-ed clear and sweet,
“The roy-al child of peace is born!”

2. “What means this star,” the shep-herds said,
“That bright-ens through the rock-y wall?”
And an-gels an-swering o-ver-head,
sang “Peace on earth, good will to all”

3. All round a-bout our feet shall shine
a light like that the ma-gi saw,
if we our lov-ing wills in-cline
to that sweet life which is the law.

4. So shall we learn to un-der-stand
the sim-ple faith of shep-herds then,
and kind-ly clasp-ing all in all,
sing “Peace on earth, good will to all."

5. And they who to their child-hood cling,
and keep at eve the faith of morn,
shall dai-ly hear the an-gels sing,
"The roy-al child of peace is born."

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September 29, 2005

166R Silent Night

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September 30, 2005

167R Still the Night, Holy the Night

STILLE NACHT (Irregular)

1. Still the night, Ho-ly the night,
all is calm, all is bright;
Round yon faith-ful ten-der pair,
ho-ly in-fant with cur-ly hair;
Sleep in hea-ven-ly peace;
Sleep in hea-ven-ly peace.

2. Still the night, Ho-ly the night,
shep-herds first saw the sight,
heard re-sound-ing, clear and strong,
far and near, the an-gels' song,
Christ, Re-deem-er is here,
Christ, Re-deem-er is here.

3. Still the night, Ho-ly the night,
won-drous star, lend your light;
O an-gels, who God's bles-sings bring;
'Al-le-lu-ia' ever we sing!
Je-sus, Sav-ior is born;
Je-sus, Sav-ior is born.


4. Still the night, Ho-ly the night,
by God's love, by God's might,
the Cre-a-tor sent down grace,
through the Christ child in gentle em-brace
to all child-ren on earth,
to all child-ren on earth.

5. Still the night, Ho-ly the night,
sent down from hea-ven's height;
Love is smi-ling from thy face;
Strikes for us now the hour of grace;
Sav-ior since thou art born;
Sav-ior since thou art born.


6. Still the night, Ho-ly the night,
all shines dim save thy light,
shin-ing where the par-ents mild
keep watch ov-er the ho-ly child;
Sleep in heav-en-ly peace;
Sleep in heav-en-ly peace.

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