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In the same country

The great world was weary

Author: Willis Boyd Allen
Tune: BURDETT
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. The great world was weary and turned from the light;
The sinful were tired of sinning and slept;
But shepherds above with their flocks by night,
And in the same country their faithful watch kept.

2. No welcome for strangers, for baby no room,
Save one little manger upon the cold ground,
As Mary and Joseph drew nigh through the gloom,
And in the same country a resting place found.

3. Above the dark hilltops there shone a bright star,
As Bethlehem woke to its first Christmas morn;
And songs of great joy filled the heavens afar,
For in the same country child Jesus was born.

4. O hearts that are heavy, O sad and forlorn,
O poor feet that falter and halt by the way,
Rejoice! Unto mankind a Savior is born—
This is the same country, ’tis Christmas today.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #3013

Author: Willis Boyd Allen

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Text Information

First Line: The great world was weary
Title: In the same country
Author: Willis Boyd Allen
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #3013
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