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Behold, The World's Redeeming Light

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1 Behold the world’s redeeming light
Bursts on th’enraptured sages’ sight!
Children of faith they rise―they find
The hope and Savior of mankind.

2 They bless the meek and lowly Child,
Th’incarnate Lord, the Monarch mild;
And at His feet their treasures pour,
And with their hearts their king adore.

3 O heavenly Lord! O heavenly light!
Star of expiring nature’s night!
What wonders in Thy love we trace!
What power divine! what glorious grace!

4 Hail Star of Bethlehem! Morning Star!
Arise again and shine afar,
Till every tribe―till every land
Raise unto Thee the suppliant hand.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9620

Author: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Behold the world’s redeeming light
Title: Behold, The World's Redeeming Light
Author: Arthur T. Russell
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deighton, 1851)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Henry Baker (b. Nuneham, Oxfordshire, England, 1835; d. Wimbledon, England, 1910; not to be confused with Henry W. Baker) was educated as a civil engineer at Winchester and Cooper's Hill and was active in railroad building in India. In 1867 he completed a music degree at Exeter College, Oxford, Engl…

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