From the Eastern Mountains Lyrics

The music for the Christmas Carol 'From the Eastern Mountains' was composed by Edward C. Walker (1848-1872). Alternative music for the carol has composed by Henry G. Trembath (1844-1908). Trembath was an Oxford graduate and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music. The words and lyrics to the carol are by Godfrey Thring (1823-1903) the son of a Minister and graduate of Oxford University. His brother was Lord Thring.

Our grateful thanks goes to Eric Halstead for giving his kind permission to play his self sequenced midi file of this superb piano rendition of this Christmas Carol.

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Midi file by kind permission
of E. Halstead

From the Eastern Mountains Lyrics
Christmas Carol Lyrics

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From the Eastern Mountains, pressing on, they come,
Wise men in their wisdom, to His humble home;
Stirred by deep devotion, hasting from afar,
Ever journeying onward, guided by a star.

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Light of life that shineth ere the worlds began,
Draw Thou near, and lighten every heart of man.

There their Lord and Savior meek and lowly lay,
Wondrous Light that led them onward on their way,
Ever now to lighten nations from afar,
As they journey homeward by that guiding star.

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Thou Who in a manger once hast lowly lain,
Who dost now in glory o’er all kingdoms reign,
Gather in the heathen who in lands afar
Ne’er have seen the brightness of Thy guiding star.

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Gather in the outcasts, all who’ve gone astray,
Throw Thy radiance o’er them, guide them on their way.
Those who never knew Thee, those who’ve wandered far,
Guide them by the brightness of Thy guiding star.

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Onward through the darkness of the lonely night,
Shining still before them with Thy kindly light.
Guide them, Jew and Gentile, homeward from afar,
Young and old together, by Thy guiding Star.

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Until every nation, whether bond or free,
’Neath Thy starlit banner, Jesus, follows Thee.
O’er the distant mountains to that heavenly home,
Where nor sin nor sorrow evermore shall come.

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From the Eastern Mountains Lyrics
Christmas Carol Lyrics

From the Eastern Mountains Lyrics

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