1 How brightly shines the morning star,
With mercy beaming from afar,
The host of heav'n rejoices;
O righteous branch, O Jesse's rod,
Thou Son of Man and Son of God,
We, too, will lift our voices.
Holy holy, yet most lowly,
Draw Thou near us,
Great Immanuel, come and hear us.
2 Rejoice ye heav'ns; thou earth reply;
With praise, ye sinners, fill the sky,
For this His incarnation.
Incarnate God, put forth Thy power,
Ride on, ride on, great conqueror,
Till all know Thy salvation.
Praise be given
Evermore by earth and heaven.
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #111
|First Line:||How brightly shines the Morning Star! What ray divine streams from afar?|
|German Title:||Wie schĂ¶n leuchtet der Morgenstern|
|Translator:||J. M. Sloan|
|Copyright:||This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.|
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|Christmas Favorites #27||How brightly shines the morning star||How brightly shines the morning star||[How brightly shines the morning star]||Philipp Nicolai, 1556-1608; Johann Adolph Schlegel, 1721-1793; John Morrison Sloan||2000|