Behold a Humble Train

Behold a humble train

Author: Edward Harland
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Behold a humble train
The courts of God draw near;
A Virgin Mother and her babe
Before the Lord appear.

2 O wondrous blessèd sight!
To faithful eyes made known,
That lowly Babe--the mighty God,
The Prince of Peace, they own.

3 And now this temple shines
With glory far more bright
Than e'er the former temple saw,
E'en at its greatest height.

4 The cloud indeed was there,
The symbol of the Lord;
But here the Lord Himself appears,
The true, Incarnate Word.

5 Blest Saviour, come once more
With pow'r and grace divine;
Our hearts Thy living temples make,
Wholly and ever Thine.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Edward Harland

Harland, Edward, M.A., was born at Ashbourne, Derby, 1810, and educated at WadhamCollege, Oxford, where he graduated B.A., 1831; M.A., 1833. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Newborough, 1833-36; of Sandon, 1836-51; Vicar of Colwich, Staffordshire, 1851; and Prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral, 1873. In 1858 he published Index Sermonum. His Church Psalter and Hymnal was first published in 1855, and contained 209 hymns and 8 doxologies. In 1863 a Supplement was added: in "186-" [1865] it was revised and enlarged as the "2nd edition,” and in 1876 a Supplement of 184 hymns was added to the 2nd edition, making 584 hymns in all, most of the "Christmas Carols," &c, of the 2nd edition being omitted. To the various editions of this Hymnal,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold a humble train
Title: Behold a Humble Train
Author: Edward Harland
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #180


Hymnal #180

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Hymnal #180

Prayer Book and Hymnal for the Sunday School #d14

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S. Mary's hymnal #188

St. Francis Hymnal and Choir Manual #d37

The Children's Hymnal (with tunes) #d23

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The Children's Hymnal with Tunes #72

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #180

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The Church Hymnal #153

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The Church Hymnal #153

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The Hymnal #153

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The Hymnal #180

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The New Children's Hymnal #116

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