1 Whence appears this brilliant star
In the eastern skies afar?
Never hath a ray so bright
Pierced the gloomy shades of night.
2 See! the glory of its beams
With celestial radiance streams
Towards Judea’s holy land,
Guiding there a faithful band.
3 There, a lowly infant made,
There, in Bethlehem’s manger laid,
Christ, the Prince of Life, they find—
Christ, the Savior of mankind.
4 Ye who slight Emmanuel’s grace,
Who in Him no beauty trace,
Here His love for sinners see,
In His deep humility.
5 Rise and shine, bright morning star!
Spread thy heavenly light afar,
Till each heart illumined be,
With the radiance shed by thee.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10625
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10625||Whence Appears This Brilliant Star||Whence appears this brilliant star||MERCY||H. A. César Malan, 1787-1864; Jane E. Arnold||77.77||Tr.: <cite>Lyra Evangelica</cite> (London: John F. Shaw, 1866)|