1. The night was still, and then a song awakened shepherds ’round their fire,
And hastened them to Bethlehem! Hosannas from a heav’n-ly choir!
This was the night when Love came down, as promised in God’s holy word.
The angels heralded in song the blessed birth of Christ, our Lord.
2. This was the night the King was born, as stars foretold in distant space;
And three who watched the skies were led to Bethlehem, that holy place.
3. This was the night, that holy night, when Love came down to bless the earth,
And men and angels worshipped Him this night, the night of Jesus’ birth.
Copyright © 1986 by Mabel Jones Gabbott and Michael F. Moody. All rights reserved. Making copies of this music for use within the Church is permitted. This notice must be included on each copy made.