We have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.@Matthew 2:2

Mrs. E. Greer Floyd, in New Hosannas, by John E. Thomas et al. (Fort Worth, Texas: Quartet Music, 1906), number 16.

Newton W. Allphin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Newton W. Allphin (1876-1972)

O beautiful sunshine gleaming,
Over the plains and the hills,
With thoughts of the heavenly Canaan,
Earth-weary spirits fill.

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Beautiful star of the Orient,
Lighting dark places of earth;
Telling the beautiful story,
Of the Redeemer’s birth.

O beautiful rivulet flowing,
Joyously on to the sea,
Sing songs of the soul-cleansing fountain,
Opened on Calvary.

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O beautiful twilight shadows,
Wrapping the dewy lea,
Ye tell us of rest that is waiting,
Over the crystal sea.

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O beautiful glorious sunset,
Painting on cloud and sky,
Bright scenes of the beautiful Heaven,
Home of the soul, on high.

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