Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“The Darkest Midnight”

by The Monks of Glenstal Abbey

Traditional, arranged by Marie-Bernadette O'Connor

(Source: Biscantorat: Sound of the Spirit from Glenstal Abbey)

1 version


Biscantorat: Sound of the Spirit from Glenstal Abbey album
The Darkest Midnight / The Coventry Carol” promo single


(Source: as heard)

The darkest midnight in December,
No snow nor hail, no winter storm
Shall hinder us for to remember
The babe that on this night was born.
With shepherds we are come to see
This lovely infant's glorious charms,
Born of a maid, as the prophets said,
The god of love in Mary's arms.
Have you not heard the sacred story
How man was made the seats to fill
Which the fallen angels lost in glory
By their presumption, pride, and will?
They thought us mean for to obtain
Such glorious seats and crowns in heaven
So through a cheat they got Eve to eat
The fruit to be avenged on Man.
Ye blessed angels, join our voices
Let your gilded wings beat fluttering o'er
While every soul set free rejoices
And every devil must adore.
We'll sing and pray that He always may
Our friends and familychurch and clergymen defend.
God grant us grace in all our days
A Merry Christmas and a happy New Year end .


Liner notes

Christmas Carol from the Kilmore tradition in Co. Wexford, Ireland. God grant us grace in all our days, a merry Christmas and a happy end.

(Source: Biscantorat: Sound of the Spirit from Glenstal Abbey)


Marie-Bernadette O'Connor vocals
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