Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning   2 comments

Venus, the Second Planet from the Sun and the “Morning Star”

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1965), of The Methodist Church

Words by Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Anglican Bishop of Calcutta (1823-1826)

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1.  Brightest and best of the stars 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.

2.  Cold on the 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 Savior of all.

3.  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 and gold from the mine?

4.  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.

5.  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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