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Long ago and far away heaven rang with joy today

Representative Text

1 Long ago and far away
Heaven rang with joy today,
Jesus in the manger lay
In Bethlehem
Upon a Christmas morning.

Refrain:
He came among us at Christmas-tide,
At Christmas-tide, in Bethlehem;
Men shall bring him from far and wide
Love's diadem:
Jesus, Jesus,
Lo, he comes, and loves, and saves, and frees us.

2 Shepherds heard and wondered why
Angels sang up in the sky
'Glory be to God most high,'
In Bethlehem
Upon a Christmas morning. [Refrain]

3 Said the angel, 'For a sign
Ye shall find the Babe divine
Cradled with the lowing kine,
In Bethlehem
Upon a Christmas morning. [Refrain]

4 Hard upon the angel's word
Came they all with one accord,
In the manger found the Lord,
In Bethlehem
Upon a Christmas morning. [Refrain]

5 Glory, honor, laud and praise
Be to God for endless days
For the Babe his love displays
In Bethlehem
Upon a Christmas morning. [Refrain]


Source: Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #44

Author: Edward T. Horn

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Text Information

First Line: Long ago and far away heaven rang with joy today
Author: Edward T. Horn
Refrain First Line: He came among us at Christmastide

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Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

The Covenant Hymnal #185

Worship (4th ed.) #418

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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