Across the distant plains

Across the distant plains

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

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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.

Refrain:
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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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: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #40

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