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From a Distant Home

Author: George K. Evans; Walter Ehret Meter: 12.12 with refrain Appears in 10 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:23 First Line: De tierra lejana venimos a verte (From a distant home the Savior we come seeking) Refrain First Line: O brillante estre (Lovely eastern star) Used With Tune: ISLA DEL ENCANTO Text Sources: Puerto Rican carol

There is a place prepared for little children

Author: John L. Bell (b. 1949) Meter: 11.10.11.4 Appears in 4 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:18 Topics: The Holy Spirit The Church Celebrates - Oneness with the Church in Heaven; Children; Funerals of a child; Grief; Heaven Used With Tune: DUNBLANE PRIMARY

In the night, the sound of crying

Author: Martin Leckebusch (b. 1962) Meter: 8.7.8.7 Appears in 2 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:13-18 Topics: Children; Christmas; Church Year Christmas; Death and Bereavement; Grief; Jesus coming again; Other Saints and Festivals Holy Innocents; Sorrow; Suffering Used With Tune: SUSSEX
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O little Love, who comes again

Author: Shirley Erena Murray (b. 1931) Meter: 8.8.8.8 Appears in 2 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:1-14 Lyrics: 1 O little Love, who comes again, the Word made flesh to make God plain, O Child who shines, the Jesus light, disarm the world, this Christmas night! 2 No heart so hard it may not move, no hate resist your open love; defenceless in our hands you come to Herod's power, to Mary's home. 3 As all the wise look for your star, so I must follow where you are: as you are light so must I be, as you are peace, be peace in me. Topics: Christ Incarnate Christmas and Epiphany; Christian Year Season of Epiphany; Jesus Word of God; Light Used With Tune: PEACE CAROL

The tyrant issues his decrees

Author: Iain D. Cunningham (b. 1954) Meter: 8.8.8.8 Appears in 2 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:13-16 Topics: Life in Christ Christ Incarnate - Christmas and Epiphany; Suffering Used With Tune: AGINCOURT
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A Babe in Mary's Arms

Author: James Hart Brumm, b. 1962 Meter: 6.6.8.6 Appears in 2 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:13-17 Topics: Baptism; Infant Baptism Used With Tune: ELIZABETH
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Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Author: Charles Wesley Meter: 7.7.7.7 D with refrain Appears in 1,221 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2:13-14 Lyrics: 1 Hark! the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King; Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!" Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th'angelic host proclaim, "Christ is born in Bethlehem!" Refrain: Hark! the herald angels sing, "Glory to the newborn King." 2 Christ, by highest heaven adored, Christ, the everlasting Lord! Come, Desire of Nations, come, Fix in us Thy humble home. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; Hail th'Incarnate Deity, Pleased as man with men to dwell, Jesus, our Immanuel! [Refrain] 3 Hail, the heav'n-born Prince of Peace! Hail, the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all he brings, Risen with healing in his wings. Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die, Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth. [Refrain] Amen. Topics: Jesus Christ Birth Used With Tune: MENDELSSOHN
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Brightest and Best

Author: Reginald Heber, 1783-1826 Meter: 11.10.11.10 with refrain Appears in 836 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 First Line: Brightest and best of the stars of the morning Refrain First Line: Brightest and best of the stars of the morning Lyrics: 1 Brightest and best of the stars of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid; Star of the east, the horizon adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. Refrain: Brightest and best of the stars of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid; Star of the east, the horizon adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. 2 Cold on his cradle the dewdrops are shining, Low lies his head with the beasts of the stall; Angels adore him in slumber reclining, Maker and Monarch and Savior of all. (Refrain) 3 Shall we then yield him, in costly devotion, Odors of Edom, and off'rings divine, Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean, Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine? (Refrain) 4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation, Vainly with gifts would His favor secure, Richer by far is the heart’s adoration, Dearer to God are the pray'rs of the poor. (Refrain) 5 Brightest and best of the stars of the morning, Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid; Star of the east, the horizon adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. (Refrain) Topics: Seasons and Feasts Epiphany Used With Tune: STAR IN THE EAST
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Angels, from the Realms of Glory

Author: James Montgomery Appears in 696 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 Refrain First Line: come, and worship, come and worship Lyrics: 1 Angels, from the realms of glory, wing your flight o’er all the earth; you, who sang creation’s story, now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Refrain: come and worship, come and worship, worship Christ, the newborn King! 2 Shepherds, in the fields abiding, watching o’er your flocks by night, God with us is now residing; yonder shines the infant Light: [Refrain] 3 Sages, leave your contemplations; brighter visions beam afar; seek the great desire of nations; you have seen his natal star: [Refrain] 4 Though an infant now we view him, he will share his Father’s throne, gather all the nations to him; every knee shall then bow down: [Refrain] 5 All creation, join in praising God the Father, Spirit, Son, evermore your voices raising to the eternal Three in One: [Refrain] Topics: Church Year Christmas; Doxologies Used With Tune: REGENT SQUARE
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Silent Night! Holy Night!

Author: Joseph Mohr; Henrietta Ten Harmsel; John F Young Meter: Irregular Appears in 567 hymnals Scripture: Matthew 2 Lyrics: 1 Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright round yon virgin mother and child! Holy infant so tender and mild, sleep in heavenly peace! sleep in heavenly peace! 2 Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, source of light, now lies crying in Bethlehem's stall, tiny child, Creator of all, infant, Savior, and King! infant, Savior, and King! 3 Silent night! Holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight when they hear the angels sing alleluia to the King. Christ the Savior is born! Christ the Savior is born! 4 Silent night! Holy night! Son of God, love's pure light shines anew from your heavenly face, greets the hour of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at your birth! Jesus, Lord, at your birth! Topics: Biblical Names & Places Bethlehem; Songs for Children Hymns; Christmas; Biblical Names & Places Bethlehem; Christmas Used With Tune: STILLE NACHT

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