Upon Judea's Midnight Plains

Upon Judea’s midnight plains

Author: Thomas L. Harris
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Upon Judea’s midnight plains
The shepherds watched of old;
When lo! from Heaven, seraphic strains
Of joy and triumph rolled.

2 Now dawns the blissful advent morn,
With loving voice they sing.
Today, to all mankind, is born
A Savior and a King.

3 Still, still, ’tis ours the hymn to hear
That swept o’er Israel’s plain.
Loud swells the anthem—sphere to sphere
In joy repeats the strain.

4 Where’er Thy Spirit, Lord, is shrined,
The inward Christ is born;
The angel strains in heart and mind
Proclaim the advent morn.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9467

Author: Thomas L. Harris

Harris, Thomas Lake, born May 15, 1823. Under his name three hymns are given in the American Unitarian Hymns of the Spirit, 1864:—(1) "In every human mind we see" (The Soul God's Temple); (2) "Look up, O man, behold the same" (God All in All); (3) "O earth, thy past is crowned and consecrated" (Past, Present and Future). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Upon Judea’s midnight plains
Title: Upon Judea's Midnight Plains
Author: Thomas L. Harris
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9467
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