Blessed Night, When First That Plain   1 comment

Annunciation to the Shepherds

Above:  The Annunciation to the Shepherds

Image in the Public Domain

Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1911), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Words (1857) by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

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1.  Blessed night, when first that plain

Echoed with the joyful strain,

“Peace has come to earth again.”

Alleluia.

2.  Blessed hills, that heard the song

Of the glorious angel throng

Swelling all your slopes along.

Alleluia!

3.  Happy shepherds, on whose ear

Fell the tidings glad and clear,

“God to man is drawing near.”

Alleluia!

4.  Thus revealed the shepherds’ eyes,

Hidden from the great and wise,

Entering earth in lowly guise:

Alleluia!

5.  We adore Thee as our King,

And to Thee our song we sing;

Our best offering to Thee bring.

Alleluia!

6.  Blessed Babe of Bethlehem,

Owner of earth’s diadem,

Claim and wear the radiant gem.

Alleluia!

Posted November 18, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Advent and Christmas 1800s, The Hymnal (1911)

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