Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

Music: New­ton W. All­phin (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Newton W. Allphin
(1876–1972)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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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