O'er Judea's hills

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1. O’er the hills of old Judea shines a light from Heaven’s throne,
Chiming bells ring in the glorious morn of peace;
Earth is lost in joyful wonder, angels bright exultant sing
Of the Christ, whose reign of gladness ne’er shall cease.

Hail with joy the blessèd coming of the King,
Praise His name! let songs exultant ever ring!
Hail with joy the blessèd coming of the King,
Our holy Savior King!

2. Dawns the hour so long expected—wake, ye lands to endless praise,
Shout aloud the blessèd story true and sweet;
In a lowly manger sleeping lies the Babe of Bethlehem;
Bow in worship now before the Savior’s feet. [Refrain]

3. Peace, good-will—the world is ringing with the everlasting song,
God’s dear love still shines along our pilgrim way;
Throw your heart-doors gladly open, hail with joy the King divine,
Born to us again this holy, happy day. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4786

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O'er the hills of old Judea
Title: O'er Judea's hills
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Hail with joy the blessed coming
Copyright: Public Domain


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