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“Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” | Matthew 2:2

Lyrics by Reginald Heber
Tune from Southern Harmony, arr. Philip Moyer

Hail the blest morn, see the great Mediator,
Down from the regions of glory descend!
Shepherds, go worship the babe in the manger;
Lo, for his guard the bright angels attend.

Chorus
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid;
Star in the east, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Cold on his cradle the dew drops are shining;
Low lies his bed with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him, in slumbers reclining,
Wise men and shepherds before him do fall.

(Chorus)

Say, shall we yield him, in costly devotion,
Odors of Eden and off’rings divine?
Gems from the mountain, and pearls from the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine?

(Chorus)

Vainly we offer each ample oblation;
Vainly with gold we His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart’s adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

(Chorus)


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