Waking out of silence rang a heav�nly song,
Darkness giving place to light divine;
Thro� the gates of Heaven came an angel throng,
Hasting down to join in chant sublime;
Wonderful the music over Bethle�em�s hill!
Wonderful the light that shone around!
�Glory in the highest,� and on earth goodwill!
Earth, attend the glad, angelic sound!
Silent no more
Is the scene of that song;
Still to faith it ringeth clear,
To love it still is dear,
No darkness may reign
O�er that hillside and plain;
That light divine,
To faith doth shine,
So bright, so strong!
Waking out of silence came an angel voice,
�Fear not,� thus doth Heaven comfort send,
Fear may well give place to joy, O earth, rejoice!
Angel tongues announce your mighty Friend.
Shepherds heard the message, we are telling now;
Sages followed far the King to see.
Come, oh come, and in His royal presence bow!
Hail the day He came our King to be.
Waking out of silence comes a voice divine,
Clouds and darkness lift, and are no more;
Heav�nly light and blessing o�er our pathway shine,
Jesus speaks to help us o�er and o�er.
He, Who came attended by the angel choir,
He, Who lowly lay in yonder stall!
Reigneth now the King of kings, our hearts� Desire,
Fairest of ten thousand! Lord of all!