Christian Worship Christmas Hymn.
Calm on the listening ear of night
Come heaven’s melodious strains,
Where wild Judea stretches far
Her silver-mantled plains!
The answering hills of Palestine
Send back the glad reply;
And greet, from all their holy heights,
The dayspring from on high
O’er the blue depths of Galilee
There comes a holier calm,
And Sharon waves, in solemn praise,
Her silent groves of palm.
Glory to God! the sounding skies
Loud with their anthems ring,-
Peace to the earth,-good-will to men,
From heaven’s eternal King!
Light on thy hills, Jerusalem!
The Saviour now is born!
And bright on Bethlehem’s joyous plains
Breaks the first Christmas morn.