The Great War

from Herb o' Grace, an electronic edition

Noël

I heard a song upon Christmas day

And the feet of many going one way,

The word the golden voice did say:

Gloria in Excelsis!

The air was filled with snowflakes white,

And the singing stars danced in their flight,

Sweet the song they sang in the night,

Et in terra pax!

Good singing folk, where is there peace,

And for the broken heart heartsease?

They chant: Come hither upon your knees,

Venite ad Bethlehem!

For now the Prince of Peace is born;

For the full heart and the heart forlorn

He signs His Peace upon Christmas Morn:

Adeste Fidelis!