320. Never in all human story

1 Never in all human story
was a sight so wondrous seen,
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory,
cradled in a manger mean,
angel heralds in the sky,
lowly shepherds kneeling by.

2 Then the lamp of life was lighted,
brighter than the rising sun;
then were heaven and earth united,
peace of God on earth begun,
peace the troubled world to fill,
peace to those of holy will.

3 Prince of Peace! Your way before you
lies through nameless grief and pain:
death's dark shadow ever o'er you,
but it leads to highest reign:
glory that could never be,
but by way of Calvary.

Text Information
First Line: Never in all human story
Author: Joseph Pittman, 1842-1930
Meter: 87.87.77
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christmas Eve; Jesus Christ: Incarnation; Jesus Christ: Kingship (3 more...)
Tune Information
Name: BETHLEHEM
Composer: Marion Ettie Pittman, 1874-1960
Meter: 87.87.77
Key: B♭ Major



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