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Across the distant plains

Across the distant plains

Author: Mary O. Page
Tune: [Across the distant plains of time]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Across the distant plains of time,
I heard a heavenly strain,
'Twas sweeter far than storied rhyme,
And this was the refrain—
"Behold, I bring to all the earth
Good tidings of great joy"—
The news of the Redeemer's birth,
Unmixed with earth's alloy.

Good tidings, good tidings,
good tidings of great joy
Tidings of great joy, great joy.

2 Across the distant plains of time,
There angel voices sang,
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
This was the song they sang—
"Behold, today in Bethlehem
A son to you is given,
And he shall be your councellor,
The mighty God from heaven". [Refrain]

3 Across the distant plains of time,
This song is ringing still,
We hear it in the rolling tide,
O'er mountain top and hill:
Today, today in Bethlehem
A savior born to men,
And he shall heal the wond’ring throng
Of every sin and stain. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #40

Author: Mary O. Page

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Text Information

First Line: Across the distant plains
Author: Mary O. Page
Refrain First Line: Good tidings, good tidings of great joy


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Wondrous Love #40

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