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A Star Shines Bright


Edwin Henry Lemare


Words by Charles Lewis Hutchins


A star shines bright its wondrous light
   O'er Bethlehem's city shed,
To lead the way where Jesus lay,
   Upon His lonely bed.
No nobles wait, no pomp or state
   Surrounds the Babe divine,
But o'er His head bright circles spread,
   In golden glories shine.

The wise men came to bless His Name
   And own the Saviour King,
And shepherd swains from far-off plains
   Their hearts' glad incense bring.
So lowly born, He was the scorn
   Of nations, kings and priests;
No belfry chime that Christmas-time
   Rang at their lordly feasts.

But heavenly choirs attuned their lyres
   To hail a Prince's birth,
And rapturous song from angel throng
   Greeted the ear of earth.
The star is gone - the song flows on
   To herald brighter days;
And truth's pure beams in glowing streams
   Make clear life's darkened ways.

(The original first line reads "A meteor bright....").


A Star Shines Bright - Lamare

Created 08-Dec-11

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