Blessed Night When First That Plain


Blessed night, when first that plain,
Echoed with the joyful strain:
“Peace has come to earth again.”

Blessed hills that heard the song
Of the glorious angel throng
Swelling all your slopes along.

Happy shepherds on whose ear
Fell the tidings glad and clear,
“God to man is drawing near.”

Thus revealed to shepherd’s eyes,
Hidden from the great and wise,
Entering earth in lowly guise–

We adore Thee as our King,
And to Thee our song we sing;
Our best offering to Thee bring.

Blessed Babe of Bethlehem,
Owner of earth’s diadem,
Claim and wear the radiant gem.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.,