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The Song of Bethlehem

Above the fields of Bethlehem

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel
Tune: [Above the fields of Bethlehem]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Above the fields of Bethlehem
Where shepherds watched by night,
Where shepherds watch’d by night,
A song of wondrous joy was heard
A song of strange delight,
The echoes rang, from hill to hill,
With sudden awe and magic thrill
From that refrain o’er all the plain.
O beautiful song,
O beautiful song.

2 It rings today as long ago
It fell on human ear,
It fell on human ear;
And tells the story o’er and o’er
That all the world may hear.
Messiah hail! with joyful song.
Join with the glad angelic throng,
In notes of praise your voices raise.
O beautiful song,
O beautiful song.

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #189

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Above the fields of Bethlehem
Title: The Song of Bethlehem
Author: Chas. H. Gabriel
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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Progressive Sunday School Songs #189

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