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Far, far away on Judea's plains

Far, far away on Judea's plains

Author: J. Macfarlane
Tune: [Far, far away on Judea's plains]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Far, far away on Judea’s plains,
Shepherds of old heard the joyous strains:

Glory to God, glory to God,
Glory to God in the highest;
Peace on earth, good will to men;
Peace on earth, good will to men.

2. Sweet are these strains of redeeming love,
Message of mercy from Heaven above: [Refrain]

3. Lord, with the angels we too would rejoice;
Help us to sing with the heart and voice: [Refrain]

4. Hasten the time when, from every clime,
Men shall unite in the strains sublime: [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1437

Author: J. Macfarlane

Born: October 11, 1833, Stirling, Scotland. Died: June 4, 1892, St. George, Utah (of congestive heart failure caused by diabetes). Buried: St. George, Utah. Macfarlane emigrated to America on February 11, 1852, on the ship Ellen Marie. He settled in St. George, Utah, where he was a surveyor, attorney, judge, composer, teacher and farmer. http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/c/macfarlane_jm.htm… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far, far away on Judea's plains
Author: J. Macfarlane
Refrain First Line: Glory to God, glory to God



The Cyber Hymnal #1437
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The Cyber Hymnal #1437

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