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Across the plains one Christmas night ("The Three Drovers")

Across the plains one Christmas night

Author: John Wheeler
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1. Across the plains one Christmas night,
Three drovers riding blythe and gay,
Looked up and saw a starry light,
More radiant than the Milky Way;
And on their hearts such wonder fell,
They sang with joy "Noel! Noel!
Noel! Noel! Noel!"

2. The black swans flew across the sky,
The wild dogs called across the plain,
The starry lustre blazed on high,
Still echoed on the Heavenly strain;
And still they sang "Noel! Noel!",
Those drovers three, "Noel! Noel!
Noel! Noel! Noel!"

3. The air was dry with summer heat
And smoke was on the yellow moon;
But from the Heavens, faint and sweet,
Came floating down a wond'rous tune,
And as they heard, they sang full well,
Those drovers three, "Noel! Noel!
Noel! Noel! Noel!"

Author: John Wheeler

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Text Information

First Line: Across the plains one Christmas night
Title: Across the plains one Christmas night ("The Three Drovers")
Original Language: English
Author: John Wheeler
Source: Bob Bolton via Mudcat Café
Language: English


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