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NATIVITY


Watchman, Tell Us of the Night 45
(WATCHMAN 7,7,7,7,D.)
John Bowring,1825 Lowell Mason,1830
 
  1. Watch -man, tell us of the night,
    What its signs of prom - ise are:
    Trav - 'ler, o'er yon moun- tain's height,
    See that glo - ry - beam - ing star ;
    Watch - man, doth its beau - teous ray
    Aught of joy or hope fore -tell ?
    Trav - 'ler, yes ; it brings the day,
    Prom-ised day of Is - ra - el.
  2. Watch - man, tell us of the night,
    High - er yet that star as-cends ;
    Trav - 'ler,bless - ed - ness and light,
    Peace and truth, its course por-tends.
    Watch -man, will its beams a - lone
    Gild the spot that gave them birth?
    Trav - 'ler, a - ges are its own,
    See, it bursts o'er all the earth.
  3. Watch - man, tell us of the night,
    For the morn - ing seems to dawn :
    Trav - 'ler, dark - ness takes its flight,
    Doubt and ter ror are withdrawn.
    Watch - man, let thy wan-d 'rings cease ;
    Hie thee to thy qui - et home :
    Trav -'ler, lo, the Prince of Peace,
    Lo, the Son of God is come. A - men.

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