Christmas Anthem 225b
Tune: James M. Denson, 1844
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Totten's Collection of the Most Admired Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 1813
O how charming
Are the radiant bands of music
Flying in the air.
The church triumphant gives the tone,
While they surround the holy throne,
In glory with celestial arts,
Angelic armies tune their harps,
And raptur’d seraphs play their parts;
Strike their notes at our Redeemer’s birth.