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The World’s Choral

Hark, from every village

Author: Adaline Hohf Beery
Tune: [Hark, from every village]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Hark, from ev’ry village,
City dome and town,
Such a wondrous message
Grandly ringeth down;
Echoes still are ringing
Of the Saviour’s birth;
For the world’s redeeming
Jesus came to earth.”

Sing, my heart, in answer:
He’s my Saviour too;
Never cease to tell it,
All his word is true,
Echoes still are ringing
Of the Saviour’s birth.
For the world’s redeeming
Jesus came to earth.

2 All the long procession,
On its churchward way,
Kneeling round the altar,
Gladly seem to say,
“Jesus Christ, our Saviour,
King and Lord of all,
Blessed Friend and Teacher,
At thy feet we fall!” [Refrain]

3 Saved of ev’ry nation,
Born in ev’ry clime,
Hear their homage blending,
At this blessed time.
“Thou, our daily Counsel,
Thou, our Strength and shield,
In our hearts forever
Thou thy scepter wield!” [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #108

Author: Adaline Hohf Beery

Adaline H. Beery was born on De­cem­ber 20, 1859 in Han­o­ver, Penn­syl­van­ia. Ad­a­line’s fam­i­ly moved to Io­wa when she was 10 years old. She at­tend­ed Mount Mor­ris Col­lege Acad­e­my, Mount Mor­ris, Il­li­nois and for while taught in Io­wa pub­lic schools. Ad­a­line wrote hun­dreds of po­ems, ma­ny of which ap­peared in Breth­ren pe­ri­od­i­cals and in the 1897 Po­ems of a De­cade. She died on Feb­ru­ary 24, 1929, Kane, Il­li­nois. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: Cyber Hymnal Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, from every village
Title: The World’s Choral
Author: Adaline Hohf Beery
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing, my heart, in answer
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Service of Praise #108

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