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An Offertory
MARY MAPES DODGE Oh, the beauty of the Chris...

New Prince New Pomp
ROBERT SOUTHWELL Behold a simple, tender Bab...

Good-nature Or Parish Matters
Mr. Stanley had just reached the last stile in the ...

The Goblins Christmas
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Christmas Eve At Mr Wardle's
From Pickwick Papers CHARLES DICKENS From the cen...

Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning
REGINALD HEBER Brightest and best of the Son...

A Christmas Insurrection
ANNE P.L. FIELD In the hush of a shivery Chr...





Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning






REGINALD HEBER

Brightest and best of the Sons of the morning!
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid!
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our Infant Redeemer is laid!

Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining,
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Saviour of all!

Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odors of Edom and offerings divine?
Gems of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation;
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure:
Richer by far is the heart's adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

Brightest and best of the Sons of the morning!
Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine aid!
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our Infant Redeemer is laid!





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