9467. Upon Judea's Midnight Plains

1 Upon Judea’s midnight plains
The shepherds watched of old;
When lo! from Heaven, seraphic strains
Of joy and triumph rolled.

2 Now dawns the blissful advent morn,
With loving voice they sing.
Today, to all mankind, is born
A Savior and a King.

3 Still, still, ’tis ours the hymn to hear
That swept o’er Israel’s plain.
Loud swells the anthem—sphere to sphere
In joy repeats the strain.

4 Where’er Thy Spirit, Lord, is shrined,
The inward Christ is born;
The angel strains in heart and mind
Proclaim the advent morn.

Text Information
First Line: Upon Judea’s midnight plains
Title: Upon Judea's Midnight Plains
Author: Thomas L. Harris
Meter: CM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Giocchino Antonio Rossini
Arranger: Henry W. Greatorex (1851)
Meter: CM
Key: f♯ minor
Source: Collection of Church Music, by Henry W. Greatorex, 1851

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