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Thrice Joyful Night

Thrice joyful night, with blessings dight

Author: Jean Mauburn; Translator: Edwin C. Leaton-Blenkinsopp
Tune: EAGLEY (Walch)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Thrice joyful night, with blessings dight,
Which saw the Savior’s birth;
From Heaven high my God is nigh
To calm the woes of earth.

2 When Eve’s sad fall had, like a pall,
Enshrouded all our race,
As man He came, for man to claim
A light for earth’s dark face.

3 Th’eternal Light, the Godhead bright,
In swathing bands they fold;
The King of all in lowly stall
The ox and ass behold.

4 Th’almighty Word whom hosts adored
A silent Infant lay;
The sun grows old, its beam falls cold;
What mean these marvels? Say!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10695

Author: Jean Mauburn

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Translator: Edwin C. Leaton-Blenkinsopp

Leaton-Blenkinsopp, Edwin Clennell, M.A., son of G. Leaton-Blenkinsopp, was born Jan. 1, 1819, and educated at University College, Durham (B.A. 1839, M.A. 1842). Taking Holy Orders, he was, in 1844, Curate of Ormskirk; in 1851 Incumbent of St. James's, Lathom; in 1855 Chaplain to the English Army in Turkey, at Algiers in 1859, and at the Fortifications of Portsmouth in 1862. In 1863 he became Rector of Springthorpe, Lincolnshire. Mr. Leaton-Blenkinsopp has published The Doctrine of Development in the Bible and in the Church, 1869, and has contributed numerous papers to periodical literature. His original hymns, together with translations from the Latin, appeared in Lyra Messianica, 1864; Lyra Mystica, 1865; and The People's Hymnal, 1867. Th… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thrice joyful night, with blessings dight
Title: Thrice Joyful Night
Latin Title: O Ter Faecundas, O Ter Jucundas
Author: Jean Mauburn
Translator: Edwin C. Leaton-Blenkinsopp
Source: Tr.: Lyra Messianica by Orby Shipley (London: Longman, Green, Longman, roberts & Green, 1864)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10695
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