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George Beaverson lived in Jersey City, New Jersey in the late 19th century and in New York City in 1917.
His works include:
The Peacemaker, with Winfield Weeden & Leonard Weaver (New York: Weeden & Van de Venter, 1894)
Songs of the Peacemaker, with Winfield Weeden & Leonard Weaver (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: J. W. Van de Venter & Company, 1895)
Then Up with the Starry Flag (New York: James H. Beaverson, 1917)
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How still was the night while the shepherds were dreaming;
How bright was the star o’er the mountain tops gleaming,
While all the glad heavens were smiling, and seeming
To wait for the long promised king.
But lo! what an hour when the Savior descended,
And realms of bright glory to earth seemed extended,
And when to the lowly by Jesus befriended,
The angels good tidings would bring.
O beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Star,
In radiant splendor it shone from afar,
Its beauty exceeding the loveliest gem,
While guiding the pilgrims to Bethlehem.