Glorious Graces


Tune: Iris

('Angels from the realms of glory')

Luke 2 v.8-14


Humble shepherds, tending your sheep

You do guard them, safe them keep

In your night-vigil an angel

Appeared, glad tidings to tell



Glo-o-o-ry to God in the highest

Glo-o-o-ry, Peace on earth, good will, men blest


The glory of the Lord did shine

Around them, the light divine

They greatly afraid, and angel

Said, Fear not, I mean you well - Refrain


For, behold, I bring good tidings

To you, who shall see such things

Tidings of great joy unto all

People, babe in manger-stall - Refrain


There unto you is born this day

In David's city, I say

A Saviour, who is Christ the Lord

He from God, the living Word - Refrain


This shall be a sign unto you

That the babe you shall find true

Wrapped in saddling clothes and laying

In manger, earth, heavens sing - Refrain


Suddenly with the angel there

The heavenly host did share

Praising God in exaltation

Good news unto each nation - Refrain

  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 25th, 2023 03:21
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem with Verses in Refrain in 8.7. Happy Christmas all, and from Fido - see him there?!
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • sorenbarrett

    Orchi I have often thought that many of your hymns need a greater outlet. This one I can hear the music play and would be great to hear playing this time of year.

    • orchidee

      Thanks SB. One church did use one of my hymns. Another one didn't - but they hardly knew what a 'hymn' was. it was endless, repetitive 'Choruses', and not meaning 'Refrains' within some hymns. Doh!

    • Goldfinch60

      Good one Orchi.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold.

      • Parisab

        Precious words…

        • orchidee

          Thanks P.

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