Blessed night, when first that plainAuthor: Horatius Bonar (1857)
Tune: ST. EANSWYTH
Published in 24 hymnals
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1 Blessed night, when first that plain,
Echoed with the joyful strain:
"Peace has come to earth again."
2 Blessèd hills that heard the song
Of the glorious angel throng
Swelling all your slopes along.
3 Happy shepherds on whose ear
Fell the tidings glad and clear,
"God to man is drawing near."
4 Thus revealed to shepherd's eyes,
Hidden from the great and wise,
Entering earth in lowly guise--
5 We adore Thee as our King,
And to Thee our song we sing;
Our best offering to Thee bring.
6 Blessèd Babe of Bethlehem,
Owner of earth's diadem,
Claim and wear the radiant gem.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
Blessed night, when first that plain. H. Bonar. [Christmas.] Published in his Hymns of Faith & Hope, 1st series, 1857, in 34 stanzas of 3 lines, and headed, " The Shepherds' Plain." In the Irish Church Hymnal, 1873, two centos are given from this poem, (1) "Blessed night, when first that plain," and (2) "Mighty King of Righteousness"; and in Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881, No. 72, a cento is given as "Blessed night, when Bethlehem's plain," with "Alleluia " as a refrain. No. 73, in the same Collection and in the same metre, "Hark, what music fills the sky," is attributed to Dr Bonar in error. It forms a good companion hymn to "Blessed night, when first that plain."
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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