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From the Eastern Mountains Lyrics and Music

The uplifting words and lyrics of this beloved hymn begin with "From the eastern mountains, pressing on, they come" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. The words and lyrics of this 'From the Eastern Mountains' hymn were written by the English author, Godfrey Thring. The uplifting music that accompanies the 'From the Eastern Mountains' Christmas Hymn were composed by Henry Gough Trembath. The author of the hymn, Godfrey Thring, was born March 25, 1823 and died September 13, 1903. The composer of the music to the 'From the Eastern Mountains' hymn, Henry Gough Trembath, was born July 29, 1843 and died July 31, 1908. We hope you enjoy the lyrics of this popular Christmas carol.

From the Eastern Mountains Hymn
Title: From the Eastern Mountains *** Name of Composer: Henry Gough Trembath *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Godfrey Thring *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lyrics of the 'From the Eastern Mountains' lyrics, Godfrey Thring (March 25, 1823-September 13, 1903), was born in Alford, Somerset, England and achieved fame as an Anglican vicar, Prebendary at Wells Cathedral and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of 'From the Eastern Mountains', Henry Gough Trembath (July 29, 1843-July 31, 1908), was born in Penzance, Cornwall, England and became famous as a Church organist, choirmaster, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: From the Eastern Mountains
Author of Lyrics: Godfrey Thring (March 25, 1823 to September 13, 1903)

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Henry Gough Trembath (July 29, 1843 to July 31, 1908)
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: From the eastern mountains, pressing on, they come
First Publication Date: 1873


From the Eastern Mountains Lyrics

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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