Behold a Humble Train

Behold a humble train

Author: Edward Harland
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Behold a humble train
The courts of God draw near;
A Virgin Mother and her babe
Before the Lord appear.

2 O wondrous blessèd sight!
To faithful eyes made known,
That lowly Babe--the mighty God,
The Prince of Peace, they own.

3 And now this temple shines
With glory far more bright
Than e'er the former temple saw,
E'en at its greatest height.

4 The cloud indeed was there,
The symbol of the Lord;
But here the Lord Himself appears,
The true, Incarnate Word.

5 Blest Saviour, come once more
With pow'r and grace divine;
Our hearts Thy living temples make,
Wholly and ever Thine.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Edward Harland

Harland, Edward, M.A., was born at Ashbourne, Derby, 1810, and educated at WadhamCollege, Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 1831; M.A., 1833. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Newborough, 1833-36; of Sandon, 1836-51; Vicar of Colwich, Staffordshire, 1851; and Prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral, 1873. In 1858 he published Index Sermonum. His Church Psalter and Hymnal was first published in 1855, and contained 209 hymns and 8 doxologies. In 1863 a Supplement was added: in "186-" [1865] it was revised and enlarged as the "2nd edition,” and in 1876 a Supplement of 184 hymns was added to the 2nd edition, making 584 hymns in all, most of the "Christmas Carols," &c, of the 2nd edition being omitted. To the various editions of this Hymnal,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold a humble train
Title: Behold a Humble Train
Author: Edward Harland
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


GORTON (Beethoven)

The tune GORTON derives from the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 23, Opus 57 (1807); however, the arranger and any significance to the tune title are unknown. GORTON was published with this versification of Psalm 79 in the 1912 Psalter. Sing this tune in parts, beginning v…

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EMMAUS (Krauth)




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Hymnal #180

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Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #70

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S. Mary's hymnal #188

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d37

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d23

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #72

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #180

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The Church Hymnal #153

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The Church Hymnal #153

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The Hymnal #153

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The Hymnal #180

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The New Children's Hymnal #116

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