10625. Whence Appears This Brilliant Star

1 Whence appears this brilliant star
In the eastern skies afar?
Never hath a ray so bright
Pierced the gloomy shades of night.

2 See! the glory of its beams
With celestial radiance streams
Towards Judea’s holy land,
Guiding there a faithful band.

3 There, a lowly infant made,
There, in Bethlehem’s manger laid,
Christ, the Prince of Life, they find—
Christ, the Savior of mankind.

4 Ye who slight Emmanuel’s grace,
Who in Him no beauty trace,
Here His love for sinners see,
In His deep humility.

5 Rise and shine, bright morning star!
Spread thy heavenly light afar,
Till each heart illumined be,
With the radiance shed by thee.

Text Information
First Line: Whence appears this brilliant star
Title: Whence Appears This Brilliant Star
Author: H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864
Translator: Jane E. Arnold
Meter: 77.77
Language: English
Source: Tr.: Lyra Evangelica (London: John F. Shaw, 1866)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1867)
Meter: 77.77
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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