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600. Blessèd Night, When First That Plain

1. Blessèd night, when first that plain
Echoed with the joyful strain,
Peace has come to earth again.

2. Blessèd hills, that heard the song,
Of the glorious angel throng
Swelling all your slopes along.

3. Happy shepherds, on whose ear
Fell the tidings glad and clear,
God to man is drawing near.

4. Thus revealed to shepherds’ eyes
Hidden from the great and wise,
Entering earth in lowly guise:

5. We adore Thee as our King,
And to Thee our song we sing,
Our best offering to Thee bring,

6. Blessèd Babe of Bethlehem,
Owner of earth’s diadem,
Claim and wear the radiant gem

Text Information
First Line: Blessèd night, when first that plain
Title: Blessèd Night, When First That Plain
Author: Horatius Bonar (1857)
Meter: 77.74
Language: English
Source: Hymns of Faith and Hope, first series, 1857
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. AGATHA, Thomas B. Southgate, 1814-1868
Tune Information
Composer: Joseph W. Sidebotham (1881)
Meter: 77.74
Incipit: 55516 55553 32271
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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