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Chill of the Nightfall

Chill of the nightfall,
lamps in the windows,
letting their light fall
clear on the snow;
	bitter December
	bids us remember
Christ in the stable
long, long ago.

Silence of midnight,
voices of angels,
singing to bid night
yield to the dawn;
 	darkness is ended,
	sinners befriended,
where in the stable
Jesus is born.

Splendour of starlight
high on the hillside,
faint is the far light
burning below;
	kneeling before him
	shepherds adore him,
Christ in the stable
long, long ago.

Glory of daybreak!
Sorrows and shadows,
suddenly they break
forth into morn;
	sing out and tell now
	all shall be well now,
for in the stable
Jesus is born!

Timothy Dudley-Smith
Words © 1980 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 8203, 8136

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|A House of Praise - Dudley-Smith|Beneath a Travelling Star - Dudley-Smith|Christmastime Hymns|My Child Is a Flower - Damon

Scriptural Reference:

Theme: Christmas, Epiphany

Author(s): Dudley-Smith, Timothy (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: BUNESSAN (Arr. Damon) - Damon, Daniel Charles (More Hymns | Biography)

Poetic Meter: 5.5.5.4.D.

Date Uploaded: Wed Jun 28 10:42:50 2006

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