Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Glory to God, the Messiah’s come noo

Provided by: June Marshall (Portadown) and Gordon Steel (Glasgow)
Source: “Sacred Scotch Solos" by Alexander Halliday
Date: Circa 1920?
Tune: O Are Ye Sleepin’ Maggie?


Yae calm nicht on Bethlehem’s plains
While the shepherd lads their sheep were guidin’
The staurs high in the lifts did shine
When the heavens burst in praises singin’

Glory to God, the Messiah’s come noo
Glory to God, the Messiah’s come noo
Peace on earth, good will tae men
He brings glad tidings o’ a free salvation

Nae bed o’ down tae lay Him in
Nae feather cods his heid lie on
But in swaddlin’ claith, in a manger clean
He was hushed to sleep ‘mid the angels cryin’

When frae the East the wise men cam’
The staur in Bethlehem was brightly shinin’
Doon on the place whaur lay the Lamb
And the angels roon’ about were singin’

Daith an’ hell began tae shake
When the wise men knelt, their gifties bringin’
They praised the Lord, and kissed the Lamb,
An’ joined the chorus o’ the angels singin’

That bairnie’s noo become oor King
An’ boucht us a’ a fu’ salvation
Come let us noo His praises ring
And swell the chorus o’ angels singin’