How Fair Upon The Mountains

How fair upon the mountains

Author: Susanna V. Aldrich
Tune: [We'll sing the wondrous story]
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1 How fair upon the mountains
The hasting feet which bring
Today the glorious tidings
Which o’er the earth shall ring.

2 He reigns, our blessèd Savior,
He reigns, the King of Peace!
Today His heavenly mission
Begins and ne’er shall cease.

3 What though a newborn infant
He smiles on Mary’s breast?
He comes to free the people
With sin and woe oppressed.

4 He comes to break the fetters
Which bind the toiling slave
And bid from every hilltop
The flag of freedom wave.

5 Break forth, ye lofty mountains,
And ye, O little hills,
Pour out your deepest music,
And mingle, tinkling rills.

6 Let every voice in nature
Unite to swell the strain:
Today our blessèd leader,
The Prince of Peace "doth reign."

Author: Susanna V. Aldrich

Miss Susanna Valentine Aldrich, author, was born in Hopkinton, Mass, 14th November, 1828. She is the only child of Willard and Lucy (Morse) Aldrich. From her earliest years she showed a decided literary bent. Her studies were interrupted by a severe illness lasting for years. A victim to insomnia, she always kept paper and pencil within reach in order to jot down the fancies that thronged upon her. Encouraged by the Rev. J. C. Webster, her pastor, also one of the directors of the academy which Miss Aldrich attended, some of her compositions were offered to a magazine, and were accepted. For many years Miss Aldrich contributed both prose and poetry to a number of papers and magazines. since 1879 she has made her home in the Roxbury District… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How fair upon the mountains
Title: How Fair Upon The Mountains
Author: Susanna V. Aldrich
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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