The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

The Comfort Lost, And Soon Restored

For Christmas

Words: Charles Wesley, Hymns on the Four Gospels: St. Matthew

Source: The Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley, Vol. 10 (London: Wesleyan-Methodist Conference Office, 1868), pp. 138-144.

Hymn 12. When they saw the star, they rejoiced, &c. Matthew ii. 10.

The comfort lost, and soon restored,
Doth more transporting bliss afford,
     And makes my joy o'erflow;
I bless the' enlightening word that brings
My soul to' adore the King of kings,
     God manifest below.

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