Glad Tidings

While shepherds on the eastern plain

Author: W. Bennett
Tune: [While shepherds on the eastern plain]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. While shepherds on the eastern plain
Were keeping faithful watch by night,
Loud bursts the soul-inspiring strain,
As Bethl’hem’s star beamed on their sight.

Glory to God! Glory to God!
Glory to God for redemption’s plan;
Glory to God! Glory to God!
Glory to God and goodwill to man!

2. With wingèd speed, the angel choir,
Descending on their shining way,
Struck with new theme the tuneful lyre,
And night was turned to brightening day. [Refrain]

3. Glad tidings of great joy we bring,
Good news to you and all mankind;
In Bethlehem, lo! Christ your King,
Laid in a manger you shall find. [Refrain]

4. Whilst listening to the rapturous song,
New voices mingled in the strain,
And suddenly the mighty throng,
Caught up the thrilling, glad refrain. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1820

Author: W. Bennett

William Bennett, probably lived between 1847 and 1927, his work appeared in hymnals starting about 1867. Dianne Shapiro Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While shepherds on the eastern plain
Title: Glad Tidings
Author: W. Bennett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory to God
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #1820
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The Cyber Hymnal #1820

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