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Once Again The Olden Story

Once again the olden story

Author: E. Oxenford
Tune: [Once again the olden story] (Oliver)
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once again the olden story:
It is sweet for all to sing;
How, from realms of wondrous glory,
Comes our Savior and our king!
Every heart this day rejoices,
Beating ’midst the Christian throng;
Countless thousands raise their voices,
And repeat the joyous song:

"Bright and joyful is the morn,
For to us a child is born;
From the highest realms of Heaven
Unto us a son is given!"

2 Scattered o’er the distant nations
Many are, we love today;
Yet the shepherds’ revelations
Rest with them so far away!
Once with us, to Jesus clinging,
They will thankful praise prolong,
Send their voices upward ringing,
As they join the gladsome song: [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8730

Author: E. Oxenford

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Text Information

First Line: Once again the olden story
Title: Once Again The Olden Story
Author: E. Oxenford
Source: Carols Old and Carols New by Charles L. Hutchins (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bright and joyful is the morn
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #8730

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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