How Fair Upon The Mountains

How fair upon the mountains

Author: Susanna V. Aldrich
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 How fair upon the mountains
The hasting feet which bring
Today the glorious tidings
Which o’er the earth shall ring.

2 He reigns, our blessèd Savior,
He reigns, the King of Peace!
Today His heavenly mission
Begins and ne’er shall cease.

3 What though a newborn infant
He smiles on Mary’s breast?
He comes to free the people
With sin and woe oppressed.

4 He comes to break the fetters
Which bind the toiling slave
And bid from every hilltop
The flag of freedom wave.

5 Break forth, ye lofty mountains,
And ye, O little hills,
Pour out your deepest music,
And mingle, tinkling rills.

6 Let every voice in nature
Unite to swell the strain:
Today our blessèd leader,
The Prince of Peace "doth reign."

Author: Susanna V. Aldrich

This hymn and "Original hymn", as well as others, are found in Woman in Sacred Song, by Eva Munson Smith (Oakland, CA: Arthur E. Whitney, 1888  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How fair upon the mountains
Title: How Fair Upon The Mountains
Author: Susanna V. Aldrich
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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