The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Clear Shone The Fair White Star Which Led

Light Shining Forth

For The Epiphany

Words: William Chatterton Dix (1837-1865)

Music: Not Stated

Source: W. Chatterton Dix, The Pattern of Life, Or, Lessons for Children From The Life Of Our Lord  (London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh, 1885), Chapter VI, The Epiphany (January 6), "Light Shining Forth," pp. 90-91.

1. Clear shone the fair white Star which led
    The Wise Men on their way
From far-off lands to that mean shed
    Where Christ, a poor Child, lay.

2. They brought their gifts, and all fell down
    To own Him God and King:
He grants us grace and wills a crown;
    Have we no gifts to bring ?

3. Yes, we must give our lives to Thee,
    The Light who comes to cheer
The world's sad gloom, to set us free
    From sin and death and fear.

4. Pure be our acts ; our prayers and alms
    In love be said and done,
Till in the land of crowns and palms.
    Through Light, our joy be won.

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