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The Prince of Peace

'Twas a night of long ago when all were sleeping

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [To the summer-land of beauty we are going]
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 ‘Twas a night of long ago when all were sleeping, sleeping, sleeping,
When the lonely silent stars a watch were keeping,
Softly o’er the dreaming, dreaming earth;
Floods of light bursting forth in glory,
(Pure floods of light, pure floods of light, etc.,)
Brightest glory, brightest glory,
Harp and voice told the joyful story,
(Sweet harp and voice, sweet harp and voice,)
Of his birth the Prince of Peace.

Chorus:
He has come; hail the lovely stranger,
(Yes, he has come, yes, he has come, etc.)
Lovely stranger, lovely stranger;
Lo, the babe cradled in a manger
(O blessed babe, O blessed babe,)
Is the King and Prince of Peace.

2 See the rosy blushing morn again is breaking, breaking, breaking,
And the melody of song again is waking
Music in the hearts of all to-day;
Praise the Lord, come with happy voices,
(Praise, praise the Lord, praise, praise the Lord,)
Happy voices, happy voices,
Praise the Lord, how the world rejoices,
(Praise the Lord, praise, praise the Lord,)
At his birth the Prince of Peace. [Chorus]

3 Hark the merry silver bells are sweetly ringing, ringing, ringing,
And the multitude of angels now are singing
Glory in the highest evermore;
Sing aloud, glory! hallelujah!
(Sing, sing aloud, sing, sing aloud, etc.,)
Hallelujah! hallelujah!
Sing aloud, glory! hallelujah!
(Sing, sing aloud, sing, sing aloud,)
At his birth the Prince of Peace. [Chorus]

Source: Living Hymns: for use in the Sabbath School, Christian Endeavor Meetings, the church & home #119

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Twas a night of long ago when all were sleeping
Title: The Prince of Peace
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He has come, hail the lovely stranger
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hymn-Songs #133

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Living Hymns #119

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Melodious Sonnets #88

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Temple Trio #270

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