Peace on earth! The morrow bringeth mirth

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1. Peace on earth!
The morrow bringeth mirth.
The nighttide bringeth us slumbers deep
By His dear grace Who shared our sleep
Once on earth, Once on earth.

2. Here on earth,
Our Saviour suffered birth,
While angels smote their harps of flame,
And thrilled the stars with glad acclaim:
Peace on earth.

3. May His peace
Upon the earth increase,
Till all hearts bow to His diadem,
And hail the Babe of Bethlehem,
Prince of Peace.

Source: Pilgrim Songs: for the Sunday School #150

Author: Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates was born in Falmouth, Mass., August 12, 1859. Her father was a pastor in the Congregational Church; he died when she was an infant. Her mother moved the family to Wellesley. She received a B.A. (1880) and M.A. (1891) from Wellesley College. She taught high school from 1880-1885 and then was a professor of English literature at Wellesley. She wrote poetry, children's stories, textbooks and travel books. In the summer if 1893 when she was lecturing at Colorado College she went to the top of Pike's Peak. Inspired by the beauty of the view she wrote all four verses of "America the Beautiful" which was an instant hit when it was published. She had an intimate relationship with Katharine Coman, dean of Wellesley, who she live… Go to person page >

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First Line: Peace on earth! The morrow bringeth mirth
Author: Katharine Lee Bates
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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