The lands that long in darkness lay
Now have beheld a heav'nly light;
Nations that sat in death's cold shade
Are blessed with beams divinely bright.
The virgin's promised Son is born,
Behold th' expected child appear:
What shall his names or titles be?
"The Wonderful, the Counsellor."
[This infant is the mighty God,
Come to be suckled and adored;
Th' eternal Father, Prince of Peace,
The Son of David, and his Lord.]
The government of earth and seas
Upon his shoulders shall be laid;
His wide dominions still increase,
And honors to his name be paid.
Jesus, the holy child, shall sit
High on his father David's throne;
Shall crush his foes beneath his feet,
And reign to ages yet unknown.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|An American Christmas Harp #1||Angels Hymn||The Lands that long in Darkness lay||ANGELS HYMN||Isaac Watts (1674-1748)||L.M.||2009||Watts' Hymns & Spiritual Songs, 1707|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3584||The Lands That Long in Darkness Lay||The lands that long in darkness lay||ERNAN||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>Hymns and Spiritual Songs</cite>, 1709|
|The Shenandoah Harmony: A collection of shape-note tunes, ancient and modern, for singing groups large or small #5A||Angel's Hymn||The lands that long in darkness lay||ANGEL’S HYMN||Isaac Watts||2012|