Long Years Ago, On Christmas Morn

Long years ago on Christmas morn

Author: A. F. M. Custance
Tune: [Long years ago, on Christmas morn]
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Representative Text

1 Long years ago, on Christmas morn
The Saviour of mankind was born;
And Angels carolled at His Birth,
"Good will to men; peace on the earth."

2 Now after years of gloom and strife,
The Christ-child brings us love and life,
Bids hatred end and warfare cease
In world-wide brotherhood and peace.

3 O Holy Child, this Christmas morn
Once more within our hearts be born.
Blest Angels, chant your songs again,
"On earth be peace; goodwill to men."

Source: The Church Hymnal: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general conventions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occasions (Rev. ed) #652

Author: A. F. M. Custance

Born: June 9, 1867, Col­wall, Her­e­ford­shire, Eng­land. Died: Au­gust 21, 1926, Du­lu­th, Min­ne­so­ta. Custance’s par­ents were George Musg­rave Cus­tance and Eliz­a­beth Hume. In 1881, Ar­thur was stu­dy­ing in Lan­cing, Sus­sex. He then at­tend­ed Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty, and in 1891, was prob­ab­ly in Pem­broke­shire, Wales. After em­i­grat­ing to Amer­i­ca, he taught La­tin and mu­sic in the pub­lic schools of Du­luth, Min­ne­so­ta (1892-1926). He served as choir mas­ter for St. Paul’s Epis­co­pal Church in Du­luth over the same time span, and was al­so an or­gan­ist and com­pos­er. Custance’s first wife, Thy­rea, died be­fore 1920. At the time of his death, his wife… Go to person page >

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First Line: Long years ago on Christmas morn
Title: Long Years Ago, On Christmas Morn
Author: A. F. M. Custance
Copyright: Public Domain


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