All this night bright angels sing (Arthur Sullivan)
- (Posted 2010-07-17) CPDL #21975:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-07-17). Score information: A4, 1 page, 13 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
- (Posted 2002-04-08) CPDL #03512:
- Editor: Paul Howarth (submitted 2002-04-08). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 125 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: From the Gilbert and Sullivan Archive.
First published: 1870 in Christmas Carols, Old and New by Novello
Description: An arrangement of an old carol.
Original text and translations
All this night bright angels sing;
Never was such carolling.
Hark, a voice which loudly cries:
"Mortals, mortals wake and rise;"
Lo! to gladness Turns your sadness;
From the earth is risen a Sun;
Shines all night, though day be done.
"Wake, O earth, wake everything!
Wake and hear the joy I bring;
Wake and joy for all this night,
Heaven and every twinkling light,
All amazing, Still stand gazing;
Angels, powers, and all that be,
Wake, and joy this Sun to see!"
Hail, O Sun! O blessed Light,
Sent into this world by night;
Let Thy rays and heavenly powers
Shine in these dark souls of ours;
For most duly, Thou art truly
God and Man, we do confess;
Hail, O Sun of Righteousness!