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When First This Matchless Story

When first this matchless story

Author: Anna H. Mercur
Tune: [Gird on the sword and armor]
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When first this matchless story
The midnight silence stirred,
Caroled by angels holy,
By awestruck shepherds heard,
Seeking the King of glory,
Led by prophetic star,
With gifts and homage lowly,
Came magi from afar.

2 And now in every nation,
And told in every tongue,
This story of salvation,
From pole to pole is sung;
Still would we tell this story,
Still sing the song we love,
Of glory, glory, glory,
With ransomed saints above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10638

Author: Anna H. Mercur

Anna Hubbard Mercur, née Turett, lived in Lancaster, MA. She graduated from Rutgers, where she won a gold medal for an essay. She married Mahlon C. Mercur and lived in Towanda, PA. She was a poet and devoted her time to literary pursuits. Her works include The Christmas Star )published in New York by A. E. Chasmar, 1882) and Cosmos, and Other Poems (published in Buffalo, NY by Paul and Brother in 1893). The University of North Carolina has a collection of her papers which include letters received by her from friends and family living in the South and other places which discuss secession, politics and the Civil War, among other matters. Dianne Shapiro, from UNC University Libraries and "Book News: a monthly survey of general literature"… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When first this matchless story
Title: When First This Matchless Story
Author: Anna H. Mercur
Source: The Christmas Star (New York, A. E. Chasmar, 1882)
Language: English

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10638
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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