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They speak to me of princely Tyre

They speak to me of princely Tyre

Author: Horatius Bonar
Tune: [They speak to me of princely Tyre]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 They speak to me of princely Tyre,
That old Phoenician gem,
Great Sidon’s daughter of the north;
But I will speak of Bethlehem.

2 They speak of Rome and Babylon―
What can compare with them?
So let them praise their pride and pomp;
But I will speak of Bethlehem.

3 They praise the hundred-gated Thebes,
Old Mizraim’s diadem,
The city of the sand-girt Nile,
But I will speak of Bethlehem.

4 They speak of Athens, star of Greece,
Th’Acropolis of fame;
Its haunts of wisdom, art so fair,
But I will speak of Bethlehem.

5 Dear town, where Heav’n came down to earth,
Where Jesse’s stem did bloom,
Where Jacob’s star first shone; of thee
I’ll speak, O happy Bethlehem!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9236

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: They speak to me of princely Tyre
Author: Horatius Bonar


The Cyber Hymnal #9236
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The Cyber Hymnal #9236

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