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O'er Bethlehem's bright and sunny plain

O'er Bethlehem's bright and sunny plain

Author: Emma Pitt
Tune: [O’er Bethlehem’s bright and sunny plain]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O’er Bethlehem’s bright and sunny plain,
There comes a holy calm,
In solemn tones there Sharon waves
Her beauteous trees of palm.

Let hills, let hills and vales their voice unite,
And greet, and greet with us in lofty praise,
And greet with us in lofty praise,
The Day-Spring from on high;
Be glory, honor unto Him
Who on this day was born.

2 Be glory, honor unto Him,
Who on this day was born,
With heart and voice join in the strain,
This holy, sacred morn. [Refrain]

3 All nations catch the glory theme,
And our Messiah praise,
Let every tongue His honor speak,
And sing in joyful lays. [Refrain]

4 Far on the listening ear of night,
Comes sweet and sacred song,
The angels from their lofty height,
The mighty strain prolong. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8557

Author: Emma Pitt

Born: 1846, Maryland. Pitt was living in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, by 1880, and through at least 1910. She may have died be­fore 1920, as the daugh­ter with whom she was living in 1910 was on her own and still sin­gle in 1920. --www.hymntime.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O'er Bethlehem's bright and sunny plain
Author: Emma Pitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let hills, let hills and vales their voices unite
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8557
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #8557

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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