Sunday, December 18, 2016

Advent Season 2016 - "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night"

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Advent Season 2016 - "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night"

In years past we have studied the meaning of different details of Advent:
(click on each title to view)
NATIVITY - The Basics
The Lowly Life of the Shepherd
Wealthy Wise Men Traveling Far
Angels Hovering 'Round
It's Because God Loved Us So Much

This year I decided to feature some of the lesser Christmas hymns - by "lesser" I mean those that I am not familiar with but are listed in my church's old Hymnal.

Today we are featuring: "Watchman, Tell Us of the Night"
(please listen to both YouTube videos below - the first version has a few extra verses)


Watchman, Tell Us of the Night
written by: John Bowring 1792-1872       composed by: Lowell Mason 1792-1872
   
1.  Watchman, tell us of the night, What its signs of promise are.  Traveler, o'er yon mountain's height See that glory beaming star!  Watchman, doth its beauteous ray Aught of joy or hope fore-tell?  Traveler, yes;  it brings the day, Promised day of Israel.
2. Watchman, tell us of the night;  Higher yet that star ascends.  Traveler, blessedness and light, Peace and truth, its course portends.  Watchman, will its beams alone Gild the spot that gave them birth?  Traveler, ages its own;  See, it bursts o'er all the earth!

3. Watchman, tell us of the night, For the morning seems to dawn.  Traveler, darkness takes its flight;  Doubt and terror are withdrawn.  Watchman, let thy wandering cease;  Hie thee to thy quiet home!  Traveler, lo, the Prince of Peace, Lo, the Son of God is come!




A special thanks to "drolas94" for sharing this with us on YouTube

A special thanks to "Andrew Remillard" for sharing this with us on YouTube




Other Rare Christmas Hymns:





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