There's a Song in the Air

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1 There's a song in the air!
There's a star in the sky!
There's a mother's deep prayer
and a baby's low cry!
And the star rains its fire
while the beautiful sing,
for the manger of Bethlehem
cradles a King!

2 There's a tumult of joy
o'er the wonderful birth,
for the virgin's sweet boy
is the Lord of the earth.
Ay! the star rains its fire
while the beautiful sing,
for the manger of Bethlehem
cradles a King!

3 In the light of that star
lie the ages impearled;
and that song from afar
has swept over the world.
Every hearth is aflame,
and the beautiful sing
in the homes of the nations
that Jesus is King!

4 We rejoice in the light,
and we echo the song
that comes down through the night
from the heavenly throng.
Ay! we shout to the lovely
evangel they bring,
and we greet in his cradle
our Savior and King!

United Methodist Hymnal, 1989

Author: Josiah G. Holland

Holland, Josiah Gilbert, was born at Belchertown, Massachusetts, July 24, 1819. He was for some time on the staff of the Springfield Republican, and became in 1870 the editor of Scribner's Magazine. He has written several successful books, and some poetical pieces. One of the latter, "For summer's bloom, and autumn's blight" (Praise in and through all things), was included, from Bitter Sweet, 1858, in the Boston Unitarian Hymn [and Tune] Book for the Church & Home, 1868. He died Oct. 12, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

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