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Bethlehem sleeps beneath the

Bethlehem sleeps beneath the

Author: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard
Tune: THANKSGIVING (Gilbert)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Bethlehem sleeps beneath the stars,
Midst the mystery of the night;
But where shepherds watch their flocks,
Lo! there shines a wondrous light.
Clear a joyous chorus swells,
Peals in triumph through the sky,
Peace on earth, good-will to men!
Raise the alleluia high.

2 Jesus, born of Mary, comes,
Dawns the new day with His birth;
Now proclaim the hope of Christ
Over all the realms of earth.
In His faith the sad are brave,
By His power men conquer sin,
Though injustice would hold sway
Truth and love their reign begin.

3 Grant us then, O God of love,
Hearts where Christ shall come today,
May our wills be one with His,
May His spirit guide our way.
God of Jesus, may His truths
Bless the world this Christmas tide,
’Till with all the sons of men,
Faith and hope and love abide.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9628

Author: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard

Blanchard was born on July 12 in Jersey City, NJ. He attended Amherst College (AB 1898) and Yale Divinity School (BD 1901). He was ordained as a Congregational minister and pastored churches in Southington, Connecticut (1901-04); East Orange, New Jersey (1904-15); and at the Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1915 until retirement. He died on July 2, 1966 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Sources: Hughes, p. 317 Reynolds, p. 253 Stuber, p. 396 NN, Hymnary. Source: http//www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/l/a/blanchard_fq.htm Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Bethlehem sleeps beneath the
Author: Ferdinand Q. Blanchard


The Cyber Hymnal #9628
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The Cyber Hymnal #9628

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