When Christ was Born in Bethlehem

When Christ was born in Bethlehem, 'Twas night but seemed the noon of day

Author: Henry W. Longfellow
Tune: [When Christ was born in Bethlehem] (Beesley)
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Henry W. Longfellow

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth , D.C.L. was born at Portland, Maine, Feb. 27, 1807, and graduated at Bowdoin College, 1825. After residing in Europe for four years to qualify for the Chair of Modern Languages in that College, he entered upon the duties of the same. In 1835 he removed to Harvard, on his election as Professor of Modern Languages and Belles-Lettres. He retained that Professorship to 1854. His literary reputation is great, and his writings are numerous and well known. His poems, many of which are as household words in all English-speaking countries, display much learning and great poetic power. A few of these poems and portions of others have come into common use as hymns, but a hymn-writer in the strict sense of that term he… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When Christ was born in Bethlehem, 'Twas night but seemed the noon of day
Title: When Christ was Born in Bethlehem
Author: Henry W. Longfellow
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Deseret Sunday School Songs #221

Hymns, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #d281

Latter-Day Saint Hymns #d363

Songs of praise #221

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