1 Long, long ago, some shepherds,
Out on Judean plains,
Heard, from within the heavens,
Sweetest of angel strains.
O shepherds, hasten onward,
Beneath the starry dome;
For lo! The promised Saviour—
The Prince of Peace is come!
O shepherds, hasten onward
And join the glorious song,
Of “Glory to God,
Glory to God,
Glory be to God.”
2 Look up, O wond’ring shepherds,
Bowed low in deep amaze;
Hear what the hosts are singing,
From out the starry ways. [Refrain]
3 Lo! ’Tis a shining angel,
Bids you this wond’ring cease,
List to the herald’s tidings,
’Tis of the Prince of Peace. [Refrain]
4 See! ’Tis a flaming splendor,
Follow its guiding light,
Joyful, O shepherds, hasten,
On thro’ illumined night. [Refrain]
5 On to the Holy City,
Where in a rapture sweet,
Kneel, and with angels worship,
There at the Saviour’s feet. [Refrain]
Alice Jean Cleator, 1871-1926
Born: Circa 1871, Andreas, Isle of Man, England.
Died: Circa April 27, 1926, Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleator’s family evidently emigrated to America in the 1870’s. She was living in Claridon, Ohio, in 1880, & Geauga County, Ohio, in 1900, 1910, & 1920. She taught school in New York City, retiring some time before 1915.
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Display Title: The ShepherdsFirst Line: Long, long ago, some shepherdsTune Title: [Long, long ago, some shepherds]Author: Alice CleatorSource: The Service of Praise (Philadelphia: Hall-Mack Company, 1900)