10667. Shepherds, Hail The Wondrous Stranger

1 Shepherds, hail the wondrous stranger!
Now to Bethl’em speed your way;
Lo! in yonder humble manger,
Christ the Lord is born today.

2 Christ, by prophets long predicted,
Joy of Israel’s chosen race;
Light to Gentiles long afflicted,
Lost in error’s darkest maze.

3 Bright the star of your salvation,
Pointing to His rude abode!
Rapturous news for every nation—
Mortals, now behold your God!

4 Glad we trace th’amazing story,
Angels leave their bliss to tell;
Theme sublime, replete with glory,
Sinners saved from death and hell.

5 Love eternal moved the Savior,
Thus to lay His radiance by;
Blessings to the Lamb for ever,
Glory be to God on high.

Text Information
First Line: Shepherds, hail the wondrous stranger!
Title: Shepherds, Hail The Wondrous Stranger
Meter: 87.87
Language: English
Source: Christian Psalmist by Thomas Hastings (New York: Ezra Collier, 1836)
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternative tune: RATHBUN by Ithamar Conkey
Tune Information
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn, 1732-1809 (arr.)
Meter: 87.87
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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