The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lo The Eastern Sages Rise

For the Christmas-tide

Words: English Traditional

Music: Not Stated

Source: A Selection of Carols, Pieces, and Anthems, Suitable for Christmas. (London: W. Kent and Co.; Penzance: F. Rodda, ca. 1872), pp. 39-40.

Lo! the eastern sages rise,
At a signal in the skies,
Brighter than the brightest gem,
'Tis the star of Bethlehem.

Balaamís mystic words appear
Full of light, divinely clear;
And the import wrapp'd in them,
Is the star of Bethlehem.

Rocks and deserts can't impede,
On they press, no aid they need ;
Day and night a guide to them,
Is the star of Bethlehem.

Now the holy wise men meet
At the Royal infantís feet;
Offerings rich are made by them
To the star of Bethlehem.

Joyful let us quickly rise,
Still the signal's in the skies;
David's rod of Jesse's stem,
Is the star of Bethlehem.

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