Gloomy night embraced the place Where the noble Infant lay. The Babe looked up and showed His face; In spite of darkness, it was day. It was Thy day, Sweet! and did rise Not from the East, but from Thine eyes. It was Thy day, Sweet! and did rise Not from the East, but from Thine eyes.
- by Richard Crashaw (c1612 - 1649) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Matthew Emery (b. 1991), "In the holy nativity of our lord", 2012, published 2012 [SATB chorus a cappella], Chicago, GIA G-8413 [text verified 1 time]
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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 57