Sweet Christmas Time

The wondrous star of Bethlehem

Author: C. M. Bruening
Tune: [The wondrous star of Bethlehem]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The wondrous star of Bethlehem
That shone so long ago,
To show the wise men where the Lord
Of Heav’n was laid below,
Throws out its brilliant, beauteous rays
Today o’er all the earth,
And bids us joyfully proclaim
The blessèd Savior’s birth.

Then over the snow
The echo comes to us again;
Proclaim the birthday of the Christ,
Who came to earth,
Who came to earth to reign.

2 The white winged angels coming down,
And filling all the sky
With music from their golden harps,
And singing from on high,
Bid us today, as they did then,
The glorious anthem swell,
And thro’ the world on Christmas day
The same old story tell. [Refrain]

3 Shine out, O star of Bethlehem!
Ye white winged angels, sing!
Oh, Christmas bells in all the towers,
Ring out the tidings, ring!
For joy is filling all the earth,
And peace each heart surrounds,
And with us evermore abides
The love that knows no bounds. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10084

Author: C. M. Bruening

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Text Information

First Line: The wondrous star of Bethlehem
Title: Sweet Christmas Time
Author: C. M. Bruening
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then over the snow the echo comes
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #10084
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The Cyber Hymnal #10084

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