O Jesu, Star of Bethlehem
Words: George R. Woodward
Source: Rev. George R. Woodward, The Babe Of Bethlehem, Being Some Christmas Carols (48 West Hill, Highgate Village, 1923), #05
1. O Jesu, Star of Bethlehem,
Bedew’d with heav’nly shower:
O Christmas Rose, of Jesse Stem;
0 matchless Lily Flower:
O Crown Imperial from the bow’rs,
That never fade nor vary:
O Snow-drop, to this world of ours
Display’d by Maiden Mary,
2. Thine Advent here converteth drear
December into May-day.
So on thy birth sing I for mirth,
As school-boy on a play-day;
This only grieving me, alas!
That many folk forget thee,
Outside the inn, mid ox and ass,
Content, my God, to set thee.
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