They leave the land of gems and gold

They leave the land of gems and gold

Author: Thomas Aubrey DeVere
Tune: [They leave the land of gems and gold]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 They leave the land of gems and gold,
The shining portals of the east
For Him, "the woman’s Seed" foretold,
They leave the revel and the feast.

He, he is King, and He alone,
Who lifts that infant hand to bless;
Who makes His mother’s knee His throne,
Yet rules the starry wilderness!

2 To earth their scepters they have cast,
And crowns by kings ancestral worn;
They track the lonely Syrian waste;
They kneel before the Babe new-born. [Refrain]

3 O happy eyes, that saw Him first!
O happy lips that kissed His feet!
Earth slakes at last her ancient thirst:
With Eden’s joy her pulses beat. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8366

Author: Thomas Aubrey DeVere

Vere, Thomas Aubrey de, third son of the late Sir Aubrey de Vere, Bart., was b. in 1814, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Whilst Dr. Newman was Rector of the Roman Catholic University, Dublin, he was one of the Professors there. His first volume of Poems appeared in 1842, and since then he has also published more than thirty distinct works, many of which are in verse, including Poem, 1855; May Carols, 1857; Poetical Works, 1884; and others. A few pieces from his poetical works are given in Roman Catholic collections. John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: They leave the land of gems and gold
Author: Thomas Aubrey DeVere
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #8366

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