Jacob's Star Is Ris'n At Last
Words: Thomas Kelly (1769-1854)
Source: Thomas Kelly, Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture. A New Edition. (London: The Religious Tract Society, 1836), Hymn II, p. 2.
'There shall come a star out of Jacob."óNumbers xxiv. 17.
1 Jacob's star is
ris'n at last,
Brighter than the brightest sun:
Darkness is for ever past,
And the joyful day begun.
2 Sing aloud, the
cause is great;
Sing, ye heav'ns, and sing, thou earth:
Still the joyful theme repeat;
Joyful theme, Emmanuel's birth.
3 This is Jacob's
Giving light to all around;
Shining clear, and seen afar,
Seen to earth's remotest bounds.
4 Sing the Infant,
He a King, a King by birth;
Though the mark of human scorn,
Heir of all in heav'n and earth.
5 Now, ye saints, dry
up your tears;
See the day is come at last:
Jacob's promis'd star appears,
Darkness is for ever past.
Also found in Thomas Kelly, Hymns Not Before Published (Dublin: Thomas Johnson, 1815), Hymn II, p. 2.