Shepherds, tell your beauteous story

Shepherds, tell your beauteous story

Author: John O'Connor
Tune: QUEM PASTORES
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Shepherds, tell your beauteous story,
How the dazzling angel glory
Sang to Juda’s hillsides hoary,
Born is your eternal King.

2 Bethlehem hath now beholden
Kings of tribes far off and olden,
Incense, myrrh and treasure golden
To her conquering Lion bring.

3 So with Mary’s gladness blending,
Let our thankfulness ascending
Scale high Heav’n in sweet contending
With the angels’ glorious choir.

4 God with us, thro’ Mary, dwelleth!
This dear grace all praise excelleth;
Let the song such bliss that telleth
In its own great joy expire.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10668

Author: John O'Connor

O'Connor, John, was b. Dec. 5, 1870, at Clonmel, Ireland. After completing his theological studies in the English College at Rome, he was ordained priest 1895, in St. John Lateran, Rome; and is now (1906) priest in charge at Heckmondwike, Yorks. He contributed to the Arundel Hymns, 1902, a number of translations (see Index of Authors, &c), and the following original hymns:— 1. Ah, Lady of high heaven! B. V. M. 2. All the skies to-night sing o'er us. Christmas. 3. Father of all those far-scattered sheep of Christ. St. Patrick. 4. Hail! O new Jerusalem. Heaven. 5. Jesu! none is like to Thee. The Love of Jesus. 6. Jesu! the dying day hath left us lonely. Evening. 7. Joseph gentle, husband mine. Christmas. 8. Let… Go to person page >

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