Bright Those Jewels

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1 Bright those jewels of the skies
which in sable darkness glow.
Brighter in compassion’s eyes
are the silent tears which flow.

2 Sweet the fragrance from the fields
where abundant spices grow.
Sweeter far is that which yields
comfort to the sick and low.

3 Grateful are those gentle dews
on the greening grass which fall.
Far more grateful what renews
comforts to the poor who call.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #132

Author: Hosea Ballou

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First Line: Bright those jewels of the skies
Title: Bright Those Jewels
Author: Hosea Ballou
Language: English


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Singing the Living Tradition #132

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