Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1891

Comments

With organ or harmonium & violin or violincello, words by Henry Vaughan, music by Paul Rodney; Boston: H.B. Stevens Co. 26 West St.; London: Enoch & Sons, 14 and 14a Great Marlborough St. W.; Paris Enoch Freres & Constallat 27 Boulevard des Italiens

Abstract

I stood at eve in Bethlehem

When all was silent there,

Above the village lone and still,

The moon was rising fair;

And o'er me stole a wondrous dream,

I saw the Holy Child

In peaceful slumber once again

Beside His Mother mild.

I heard the voice of angel throngs,

I saw the gleam of angel wings,

They sang "Rejoice! thy King has come,

Great joy to Earth He brings!"

The song had ceased my dream was changed,

I saw in after years

The Saviour's path of sorrow,

The cup he drank of tears.

No earthly throne of pow'r had He,

No legions from above,

But when the children came to Him,

He blessed them with His love.

When I beheld Him once again,

His earthly work was o'er,

I heard Him breathe His last farewell

To these He loved of yore.

A cloud from Heav'n o'er shadow'd Him,

And then he pass'd away

To meet them soon at

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