The First Christmas Below

Come, listen, dear children, and hear the sweet tale

Author: J. E. Rankin
Tune: [Come, listen, dear children, and hear the sweet tale]
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: J. E. Rankin

Pseudonym: R. E. Jeremy. Rankin, Jeremiah Eames, D.D., was born at Thornton, New Haven, Jan. 2, 1828, and educated at Middleburg College, Vermont, and at Andover. For two years he resided at Potsdam, U.S. Subsequently he held pastoral charges as a Congregational Minister at New York, St. Albans, Charlestown, Washington ( District of Columbia), &c. In 1878 he edited the Gospel Temperance Hymnal, and later the Gospel Bells. His hymns appeared in these collections, and in D. E. Jones's Songs of the New Life, 1869. His best known hymn is "Labouring and heavy laden" (Seeking Christ). This was "written [in 1855] for a sister who was an inquirer," was first printed in the Boston Recorder, and then included in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book,… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, listen, dear children, and hear the sweet tale
Title: The First Christmas Below
Author: J. E. Rankin
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Bells #47

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Gospel Bells #47

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