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Nations, that long in darkness walked

Nations, that long in darkness walked

Author: John Barnard
Tune: MARBLEHEAD
Published in 2 hymnals

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2. Nations, that long in Darkness walk'd,.
Have now beheld a glorious Light;
On them, who dwelt in Shades of Death,
The Light hath shined heav'nly bright.
6. For lo! the Virgin's Child is born,
To us the Son of God is giv'n;
Upon his Shoulders shall be lay'd
The Government of Earth, and Heav'n;

His Name is called Wonderfull,
The Counsellour, the mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace:
Peace dearly purchas'd with his Blood.
7. His Government shall know no Bounds,
But far and wide, o'er all extend;
And happy Peace, the glorious Fruits
Of his just Reign, shall know no End.

O'er David's Kingdom, on his Throne,
To rule, and stablish it secure;
With Judgment clear, and Justice right,
His Reign forever shall endure.


Source: A New Version of the Psalms of David: Fitted to the Tunes Used in the Churches, With Several Hymns Out of the Old, and New, Testament #269b

Author: John Barnard

John Barnard, born in Boston, Nov. 6, 1681; in 1752 made a version of psalms with the music; settled at Marblehead; introduced new music ther; died Jan 14, 1770, aged 89. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Nations, that long in darkness walked
Author: John Barnard
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #4660
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