The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Star of Bethlehem, Sweetly Shining

Words: A. S. Woods

Music: C. Simper
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #289, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Star of Bethlehem, sweetly shining,
Let thy peaceful light
Lead us where the Christ is lying,
On this Christmas night.
Hail, sweet Jesus, ever blest,
Pearl of sweetness unexpress'd.

2. Saviour, earth is cold and dreary,
And the Angels' song
Finds no echo 'mid the tumult
Of her strife and wrong.
Hail, sweet Jesus! ever blest,
Born to give the weary rest.

3. In the arms of Mary, Mother,
Thou art lowly laid,
God Incarnate, by Thee only
Could man's debt be paid.
Hail, sweet Jesus! ever blest,
Cradled on Thy Mother's breast.

4.Grant, dear Lord, that by Thy meekness,
And humility,
We, despite our human weakness,
May grow like to Thee.
Hail, sweet Jesus! ever blest,
Dwell with us, an honored Guest.

Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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