The Chorus of Angels.
Calm on the listening ear of night
Come heaven's melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches far
Her silver-mantled plains.
2 Celestial choirs, from courts above,
Shed sacred glories there,
And angels, with their sparkling lyres,
Make music on the air.
3 The answering hills of Palestine
Send back the glad reply,
And greet, from all their holy heights,
The day-spring from on high.
4 |Glory to God!| the sounding skies
Loud with their anthems ring --
|Peace to the earth, good-will to men,
From heaven's eternal King.|
Edmund H. Sears, 1835.