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  • Writer's pictureFr. Scott Haynes

Earth Has Many A Noble City

1 Earth has many a noble city; Bethl'hem, thou dost all excel: out of thee the Lord from heaven came to rule his Israel.

2 Fairer than the sun at morning was the star that told his birth, to the world its God announcing seen in fleshly form on earth.

3 Eastern sages at his cradle make oblations rich and rare; see them give in deep devotion, gold and frankincense and myrrh.

4 Sacred gifts of mystic meaning: incense doth their God disclose, gold the King of kings proclaimeth, myrrh his sepulcher foreshows.

5 Jesu, whom the Gentiles worshipped at thy glad Epiphany, unto thee with God the Father and the Spirit glory be.

Stuttgart "Earth Has Many a Noble City"

The Priory Singers, Belfast, Belfast · Philip Stopford, Organ, and Harry Grindle, Director

Album: Hymns of Love, Hope & Joy

Copyright: ℗ 2006 Priory Records

Released: 2006-01-11

Composer: Christian Friedrich Witt


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