From the album Christmas Joy – Beloved Carols For Church and Singers, also available on CD.
Earth Has Many A Noble City : Recording
- Tune: Stuttgart, composed by an anonymous German and arranged by Christian Friedrich Witt (c.1660 – 1716). Public Domain.
- Meter: 87 87.
- Performance ℗ 2021 Richard Irwin Music®. ISRC UKTU21900398. All rights reserved.
Earth Has Many A Noble City : Lyrics
1. Earth has many a noble city;
Bethlehem, 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 sepulchre foreshows.
5. Jesu, whom the Gentiles worshipped
At Thy glad Epiphany,
Unto Thee, with God the Father
And the Spirit, glory be.
- Lyricist: Aurelius Clemens Prudentius (348 – c.413), translated by Edward Caswall (1814 – 1878). Public Domain.
- Meter: 87 87.
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