The Angel’s Lullaby

O’er Judah’s plain; there fell a strain

Author: Minnie A. Greiner
Tune: [O’er Judah’s plain; there fell a strain]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O’er Judah’s plain; there fell a strain
Of music low and tender;
And far and wide there stream’d a tide,
Of sudden, wondrous splendor,
The whole glad air seem’d pulsing with;
A cradle hymn sang lowly,
As by a choir of angels fair,
That midnight calm and holy.

“O lullaby! O lullaby!
Thou blest Son of the Highest,
O lullaby! O lullaby!
On bed of hay thou liest.”

2 On Judah’s plain; the low, sweet strain,
Was heard by shepherds keeping
Their lonely vigils that calm night
O’er flocks in safety sleeping.
The shepherd’s gaz’d with sore amaze,
And sank to earth afearing,
As on the tide of golden light
The singers seem’d anearing.

“O lullaby! O lullaby!
Thou Dear Desire of Nations,
O lullaby! O lullaby!
We bring thee rare oblations.”

3 On Judah’s plain; the low, sweet strain,
Led shepherds to the manger,
Where on a bed of fragrant hay,
Slept Christ, the kingly stranger,
Then fainter and still fainter fell
The cradle hymn so tender,
And slowly faded from thee sky
The mystic, golden splendor.

“O lullaby! O lullaby!
Thou King of Life and Glory,
O lullaby! O lullaby!
All nations shall adore thee.”

Source: The Service of Praise #136

Author: Minnie A. Greiner

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Text Information

First Line: O’er Judah’s plain; there fell a strain
Title: The Angel’s Lullaby
Author: Minnie A. Greiner
Refrain First Line: “O lullaby! O lullaby
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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