CLX. Bright and morning Star

1 Ye worlds of light, that roll so near
The Savior's throne of shining bliss,
O tell, how mean your glories are,
How faint and few, compar'd with his.

2 We sing the bright and morning-star,
(Jesus, the source of light and love;)
See how its rays diffus'd from far,
Conduct us to the realms above

3 Its cheering beams, spread wide abroad,
Point out the puzzled christian's way;
Still as he goes he finds the road
Enlighten'd with a constant day.

4 [Thus when the easter magi brought
Their royal gifts, a star appears,
Directs them to the babe they sought,
And guides their steps, and calms their fears.]

5 When shall we reach the heavenly place,
Where this bright star will brightest shine;
Leave far behind these scenes of night,
And view the lustre all divine?

Text Information
First Line: Ye worlds of light, that roll so near
Title: Bright and morning Star
Author: Beddome
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1792
Topic: Characters and Representations of Christ: Bright and morning Star; Christ: Bright and morning star
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