Story of the wise men

Long ago the glorious Christmas star

Author: Ida F. Leyda
Tune: [Long ago the glorious Christmas star]
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1. Long ago the glorious Christmas star
Guided wise men from afar,
To the little town of Bethlehem,
To the Savior of all men.

2. Over hill, across the desert sand,
Slowly t’ward the Holy Land,
With them precious loving gifts they bring,
Asking for the newborn King.

3. When they saw the Child they all rejoiced,
Worshipped Him with tender voice,
Bowing low, presented gifts of love
To the Christ-child from above.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6345

Author: Ida F. Leyda

Buried: Harrison Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa. Leyda’s husband apparently had a publishing company in Wapello, Iowa, and (perhaps later) Chicago, Illinois. Her works include: Junior Hymns and Carols. A Book of Hymns and Services for the Junior Department, 1911 Carols: A Book of Songs and Services for the Beginners and Primary Grades of the Sunday School, 1914 Melodies; for Children’s Voices in the Home and Sunday School (Chicago, Illinois: Leyda Publishing Company, 1916)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Long ago the glorious Christmas star
Title: Story of the wise men
Author: Ida F. Leyda



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