God From On High Hath Heard   3 comments

God From On High Hath Heard

Above:  The Hymn

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = Pilgrim Hymnal (1935), Congregational Christian Churches

Original Latin Words by Father Charles Coffin (1676-1749)

English Translation by James Russell Woodford (1820-1885)

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1. God from on high hath heard:

Let sighs and sorrows cease;

The skies unfold, and lo!

Descends the gift of peace.

2. Hark! On the midnight air

Celestial voices swell;

The hosts of heav’n proclaim

“God comes on earth to dwell!”

3. Haste with the shepherds; see

The mystery of grace:

A manger bed, a child,

Is all the eye can trace.

4. O child, thy silence speaks,

And bids us not refuse

To bear what flesh would shun,

To spurn what flesh would choose.

5. Fill us with holy love;

Heal thou our earthly pride;

Be born within our hearts,

And ever there abide.

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