Listen To The Wondrous Story

Listen to the wondrous story, How upon the Christmas morn

Author: Ellin Isabelle Tupper
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Listen to the wondrous story,
How upon the Christmas morn
Jesus left the realms of glory,
As a little babe was born;
Left those bright and happy regions
Of His Father’s home above,
And the glorious angel legions,
In His great and boundless love!

2 Came into a lowly manger,
Dwelt beneath a humble shed,
And among His own a stranger
Knew not where to lay His head;
Went from city unto city,
All His life was doing good,
Weeping o’er His friend with pity,
When beside the grave He stood.

3 Love all human love exceeding
Brought Him to a cruel death,
Even then, though hanging, bleeding
On the cross, His latest breath
Spent He for His murderers, praying
To His Father to forgive;
To the thief repentant saying,
"Thou in paradise shalt live!"

4 Oh! what love in God the Father
To bestow His only Son;
Oh! what love in Christ, who rather
Than the world should be undone,
Came Himself to seek and save us,
Came to claim us for His own;
Freely all our sins forgave us,
Raised us to His glorious throne!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11052

Author: Ellin Isabelle Tupper

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Text Information

First Line: Listen to the wondrous story, How upon the Christmas morn
Title: Listen To The Wondrous Story
Author: Ellin Isabelle Tupper
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1869
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11052
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The Cyber Hymnal #11052

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