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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
Hymns and Anthems Sung at Wellesley College
 
Caroline Hazard
 
 
I. MOUNT CARMEL

WHERE art Thou, O my Lord?
  Mount Carmel saw the throng
  Of priests and heard the song;
  To Baal was their call—
  From morn till night did fall.        5
 
Where art Thou, O my Lord?
  Again Mount Carmel heard
  Not in the spoken word,
  Not in the earthquake’s shock,
  Not in the rending rock.        10
 
Where art Thou, O my Lord?
  The still voice softly speaks;
  Each soul it swiftly seeks
  Not in the thunder roll,
  But in the inmost soul.        15
 
II. VESPER HYMN

Send peaceful sleep, O Lord, this night,
To keep us till the morning light;
And let no vision of alarm
Come near to do Thy children harm
 
Within Thy circling arms we lie,        20
O God, in Thine infinity;
Our souls in quiet shall abide
Beset with love on every side.
 
III. THIS IS THAT BREAD
  This is that Bread that came down from Heaven; he that eateth of this Bread shall live forever.

Bread on which angels feed,
Bread for the spirit’s need        25
      By faith receiving,
New life do Thou impart,
New strength to every heart,
Pure love of God Thou art
      To us believing.        30
 
IV. O SLOW OF HEART
  O slow of heart to believe! Ought Christ not to have suffered these things and to enter into His Glory?

Quicken, Lord, my fainting heart,
  Touch my eyes that they may see,
Let me know Thee as Thou art.
  Life and Immortality.
 
V. ALL HAIL TO THEE, CHILD JESUS

All hail to Thee, child Jesus!
        35
  As the brooding darkness flies
At the swift approach of day,
  Sun of righteousness, arise,
Chase the gloom of night away.
  Great Prince of Peace, come to thine own,        40
And build in every heart Thy throne.
 
Come to shed Thy healing balm
  On all nations of the earth,
Child Jesus, come with holy calm,
  How we hail thy wondrous birth.        45
Great Prince of Peace, come to Thine own,
  And build in every heart Thy throne.
All hail to Thee, Child Jesus!
 
VI. THE WINE-PRESS

  Who is this that comes from Edom
    In such glorious array,        50
  With his festal garments gleaming,
    Travelling on his royal way
  With a face majestic, calm and grave?
  I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
 
  Why is thy apparel crimson,        55
Why is all thy garments’ pride
  Stained as in the time of vintage
  And with blood-red-color dyed?
Because of helpers I had none—
I have trodden the wine-press alone.        60
 
VII. WAKEN, SHEPHERDS!
(Angels)

Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna!
(Shepherds)

Waken, Shepherds, waken;
  Whence this glowing light?
Ere the dawn of morning,
Solemn signs of warning        65
  Portent of affright!
 
(Angels)

Courage, Shepherds, courage!
  Banish your dismay,
For ye all are saved.
In the town of David        70
  Christ is born to-day.
 
(Shepherds)

Harken, Shepherds, harken,
  Hear the angels sing!
Jehovah sends a token,
He himself hath spoken        75
  To proclaim our King.
 
(Angels)

Hasten, Shepherds, hasten,
  This shall be your sign;
Where the kine are stabled,
In a manger cradled        80
  Lies the Child Divine.
 
(Shepherds and Angels)

Angels, Shepherds, People,
  Shout the glad refrain!
  Joy to every nation
Bringing full salvation,        85
  Christ has come to reign.
Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna!
 

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