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Over Bethl'em's Hillside

Over Bethl'em's hillside beamed a glorious star

Author: Grant C. Tullar; Author: Mabel J. Rosemon
Tune: [Over Bethl'em's hillside beamed a glorious star]
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1. Over Bethl’em’s hillside beamed a glorious star,
With its radiant beauty all so fair
Led the wondrous wise men to the manger bed,
Where the King of kings was cradled there.

Waiting shepherds with their flocks at midnight
Saw the radiance flooding o’er the earth,
Heard the heav’nly hosts in chorus singing
Blessèd news of Christ the Savior’s birth.
Earth responded to that heav’nly message,
Peace on earth, goodwill, goodwill to men;
In exultant strain the chorus ended;
O that earth might hear that song again!

2. On that night the angel bands with loud acclaim
Brought the earth the words of joy and peace,
Telling of the Savior who to earth came down
And His love that never more shall cease. [Refrain]

3. Blessèd happy tidings to the world proclaim:
Christ the King eternal comes today;
Comes to earth so lowly as a little child,
In our hearts in peace and love to stay. [Refrain]

4. "Peace on earth, good-will to men" the angels sang
On that Christmas night so long ago,
When the holy babe was born in Bethlehem
That the world God’s matchless love might know. [Refrain]

Author: Grant C. Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

Author: Mabel J. Rosemon

Mabel J. Rosemon, 1880-? Born: De­cem­ber 3, 1880, Man­hat­tan, New York. Rosemon seems to have been liv­ing in Mer­cer Coun­ty, New Jer­sey, in 1900. Her works in­clude: Christmas Sug­gest­ion Book No. 2 (ed­it­or), 1928  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over Bethl'em's hillside beamed a glorious star
Title: Over Bethl'em's Hillside
Author: Grant C. Tullar
Author: Mabel J. Rosemon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Waiting shepherds with their flocks at midnight
Copyright: Public Domain


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