10695. Thrice Joyful Night

1 Thrice joyful night, with blessings dight,
Which saw the Savior’s birth;
From Heaven high my God is nigh
To calm the woes of earth.

2 When Eve’s sad fall had, like a pall,
Enshrouded all our race,
As man He came, for man to claim
A light for earth’s dark face.

3 Th’eternal Light, the Godhead bright,
In swathing bands they fold;
The King of all in lowly stall
The ox and ass behold.

4 Th’almighty Word whom hosts adored
A silent Infant lay;
The sun grows old, its beam falls cold;
What mean these marvels? Say!

Text Information
First Line: Thrice joyful night, with blessings dight
Title: Thrice Joyful Night
Latin Title: O Ter Faecundas, O Ter Jucundas
Author: Jean Mauburn
Translator: Edwin C. Leaton-Blenkinsopp
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Tr.: Lyra Messianica by Orby Shipley (London: Longman, Green, Longman, roberts & Green, 1864)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: James Walch (1860)
Meter: CM
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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