Advent Hymnals


Christ in Song,

Each cooing dove and sighing bough
That makes the eve so blest to me,
Has something far diviner now,
It bears me back to Galilee.

O Galilee, sweet Galilee,
Where Jesus loved so much to be,
O Galilee, blue Galilee,
Come, sing thy song again to me.

Each flow'ry glen and mossy dell,
Where happy birds in song agree,
Thro' sunny morn the praises tell,
Of sight and sounds in Galilee.  [Chorus]

And when I read the thrilling lore,
Of him who walk'd upon the sea,
I long, oh, how I long once more,
To follow him in Galilee.  [Chorus]

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Title Memories of Galilee
Key B♭ Major
Titles O Galilee, sweet Galilee,
First Line Each cooing dove and sighing bough
Author Robert Morris, L. L. D.
Year 1908
Composer Dr. H. R. Palmer
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Tune Each cooing dove and sighing bough
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# Stanzas
Chorus Type
Subjects Christ: Christ's Life and Love; Special Selections: Male Voices
Texts Mark 2:13
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