Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Hushed lies the Holy City
Buried in silent sleep
Only the watchful angels
their ceaseless vigil keep
Ever to eastward gazing
Waiting the signs of dawn
Oh how the earth should slumber
of this First Christmas morn....

Wake oh ye people waken
Heed what the morning brings
Heaven and earth rejoicing
Cometh the King of Kings...

And so the song goes. This song has long been sung by our church's choir almost every first Sunday of December. The song is solemn, catchy and highly inspirational. I think my Christmas season will not start unless I sing or hear this song first. The first Christmas Morn should serve as an inspiration to one and all. The song was composed and written by Ernest Newton and Arthur Chapman in 1911.

Posted by desperateblogger On 12/02/2008 01:12:00 PM 4 comments


  1. A friend is looking for information about this beautiful song... do you know where I might be able to find the music for it or possibly a recording?


  2. i have a sheet music arranged for satb. do you want a copy? i can scan it and send it to you by email.

  3. I have been looking for the music to this Christmas song. I sang it as a child, and have never found it anywhere. Can you tell me the author or any other information where I could get this music?
    Thanks so much.

  4. I have looked for this song for years. Can you tell me who the author is? or what church sings this every Christmas?


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