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Hymns / Music :: What Star Is This, With Beams So Bright?

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"A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel." Numbers 24:17

Hymns Supplied Through the Gracious Generosity
of the Cyber Hymnal Website

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)Words: Charles Coffin, Paris Breviary, 1736 (Quae stella sole pulchrior); translated from Latin to English by John Chandler, 1837.

Music: "Puer Nobis Nascitur," Trier, Germany, 15th Century. Adapted by Michael Praetorius, 1609; harmony by George Ratcliffe Woodward, 1910


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  • "Ein Kind Gebor'n," old German carol


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  • "Sydney," J. Hopkins, in Hymns Ancient and Modern


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What star is this, with beams so bright,
More lovely than the noonday light?
'Tis sent to announce a newborn King,
Glad tidings of our God to bring.

'Tis now fulfilled what God decreed,
"From Jacob shall a star proceed";
And lo! the Eastern sages stand
To read in heaven the Lord's command.

While outward signs the star displays,
An inward light the Lord conveys,
And urges them, with force benign,
To seek the Giver of the sign.

True love can brook no dull delay;
Nor toil nor dangers stop their way
Home, kindred, father land and all
They leave at their Creator's call.

O, while the star of heavenly grace
Invites us, Lord, to seek Thy face,
May we no more that grace repel,
Or quench that light which shines so well!

To God the Father, God the Son,
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
May every tongue and nation raise
An endless song of thankful praise!

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The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.