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Unto Us

'Tis a story told of the long ago

Author: H. Louise Burchell
Tune: ['Tis a story told of the long ago]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Tis a story told of the long ago,
A tale of the days that used to be,
Of shepherds watching their flocks by night,
Of an angel song and a vision bright,
And a sleeping Babe in a manger low,
But what does it mean to you and me?

Refrain:
What does it mean to you and me?
What does it mean to you and me?
A sleeping Babe in a manger low—
What does it mean to you and me?

2 It tells of the light of a wondrous star,
This tale of the days that used to be;
And wise men guided o’er deserts wild,
Who came to worship a royal Child,
And gave Him gifts which they bro’t from far,
What does it mean to you and me? [Refrain]

3 It tells of peace in our toil and strife,
This tale of the days that used to be;
Of crystal streams for the thirsty soul,
Of bread for the hungry, the sick made whole,
Instead of death everlasting life,
Does it still mean this for you and me? [Refrain]

4 Ah! yes! for however we doubt and sin,
Christ still is the same that He used to be;
If we heed not the “Cross and the One who died,”
Our souls can never be satisfied;
If we open our hearts to take Him in,
It will just mean heaven for you and me. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #181

Author: H. Louise Burchell

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Text Information

First Line: 'Tis a story told of the long ago
Title: Unto Us
Author: H. Louise Burchell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: What does it mean to you
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #16077
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #16077

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