Earth has many a noble cityAuthor: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius; Translator: Edward Caswall
Published in 50 hymnals
1 Earth has many a noble city;
Bethlehem, thou dost all excel:
out of thee the Lord from heaven
came to rule his Israel.
2 Fairer than the sun at morning
was the star that told his birth,
to the world its God announcing
seen in fleshly form on earth.
3 Eastern sages at his cradle
make oblations rich and rare;
see them give, in deep devotion,
gold and frankincense and myrrh.
4 Sacred gifts of mystic meaning:
incense doth their God disclose,
gold the King of kings proclaimeth,
myrrh his sepulcher foreshows.
5 Jesus, whom the Gentiles worshipped
at thy glad epiphany,
unto thee, with God the Father
and the Spirit, glory be.
Source: Common Praise #158
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|Instances (8)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Family Worship #93||Earth has many a noble city||126.96.36.199||1988|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #194||Earth has many a noble city||2000|
|Common Praise #158||Earth has many a noble city||Earth Has Many a Noble City||Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348-413?); Edward Caswall (1814-1878)||Henry John Gauntlett (1805-1876)||188.8.131.52||Micah 5:2-5; Micah 5:2-5||STUTTGART||G Major or modal||1998|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #155||Earth has many a noble city||Earth has many a noble city||2000|
|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #127||Earth has many a noble city||Marcus Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, 348-401?||William Henry Havergal; K. D. Smith, 1928-||184.108.40.206||STUTTGART||F Major||English||1985|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #48||Earth has many a noble city||220.127.116.11||1983|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #113||Earth has many a noble city||18.104.22.168||1996|
|Together in Song: Australian Hymn Book II #291||Earth has many a noble city||22.214.171.124||1999|