Come, Nations, Come

Come, nations, come, and hail from far

Author: Godfrey Thring
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1 Come, nations, come, and hail from far,
Come hail the long-expected Star,
For He who sprung from Jesse’s stem,
This day was born in Bethlehem.

2 Come, wandering pilgrims, join the throng,
And listen to the angel song,
Hark! as they chant the sweet refrain,
Of Peace on earth, good will toward men.

3 No voice more dear, no song more bright,
Than that the angels sang the night
That ushered in the joyous morn
On which the Prince of Peace was born.

4 Haste with the shepherds, haste away,
Haste see the place where Jesus lay,
And with the angels hovering there,
Sing praises in the midnight air.

5 Let Heav’n and earth in concert sing,
In carols to the newborn King,
Re-echoing still the sweet refrain,
"Peace—peace on earth, good will toward men."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13176

Author: Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re­turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect­ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, nations, come, and hail from far
Title: Come, Nations, Come
Author: Godfrey Thring
Source: Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (London: Henry S. King, 1874)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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