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10. Star, That Rose on Bethlehem Judah

1 Star, that rose on Bethl'hem Judah,
What has dimmed thy light today?
Has the peace that it proclaimed there
Vanished from the earth away?

2 On this night what answ'ring voices
Come to list'ning Palestine?
From the peace she gave the nations,
Comes there no response sublime.

3 Not with gladness but with sorrow
Many thoughts come winged tonight;
Though a Festival we honor,
Though the lamps are burning bright.

4 But we hope, and still will labor
Waiting, Lord, thy promised time,
When, strife ceasing, all the nations
Shall, through Christ, be wholly Thine.

5 Star of Bethl'hem! Guide of Wise Men!
Gild our darkness into day!
And, thy beams undimmed, O lead us,
That we too may find the Way.

Text Information
First Line: Star, that rose on Bethl'hem Judah
Title: Star, That Rose on Bethlehem Judah
Author: J. C. Leonard
Publication Date: 2009
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Notes: Original title: A Harvard Christmas Hymn
Tune Information
Composer: Paul Manz
Meter: 87 87
Key: D Major
Copyright: Copyright 2009 Birnamwood Publications, a division of MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc.