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Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing

for SATB Chorus and Piano

Published with Beckenhorst Press

Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing Hagenberg

Here is a statement of awe at the miracle of Christ's coming. "Glory to the Father who has sent his Son, that He may all the nations gather around His feet to make them one." With deeply expressive choral lines and a rich piano accompaniment, this anthem employs a hymn-like melody to explore the wonder and mystery of the Incarnation.

Sweetest music, softly stealing 

Through the silence of the night;

To the shepherds, now revealing,

Christ is born the Son of light.


Glory unto God, the Father 

who has sent His only Son.

That He may all the nations gather 

round His feet and make them one.


Shepherds, to the stable hasten,

There your Savior Christ is born,

Son of Mary lowly maiden,

On this first glad Christmas morn!


He from highest Heaven descending 

Comes on earth your woes to heal,

That your every want attending,

Love of God He may reveal.

"Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing" by Elaine Hagenberg
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