See Heaven’s High Portals
See heaven’s high portals open wide
Angelic hosts display; angelic hosts display
And from yon glorious realms above
The angels wing their way.

To bring to sinful men good news
Of everlasting love
The Father spoke; the Son obeyed
And left his bright abode.

At midnight hour what glorious voice
The shepherds heard from high
Go tell to sinful men their joys
A Saviour Christ is nigh.

To Bethlem haste your God you’ll find
The star will guide your way
He comes to lead a sinful race
To everlasting day.

Hardy family manuscripts ed. Dave Townsend