There shall come a star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel.@Numbers 24:17
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, 1898. Some hymnals show the author as Ida Scott Taylor, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.

Charles K. Langley, Sr. (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles K. Langley, Sr. (1852-1904)

O dawn of peace and gladness,
That breaks from sea to sea!
Behold it shine with joy divine
On ancient Galilee;
For Judah’s star is risen!
Her night is passed away!
The Lord, the King Immanuel,
Is born this holy day!

O dawn of peace and gladness,
That thrills the heart of earth!
When bells of joy their tones employ
To tell a Savior’s birth,
When hill and plain and valley
Repeat the angels’ cry,
And sing in mighty chorus,
All praise to God most high!

O dawn of peace and gladness,
We read the holy sign;
The tidings sweet our tongues repeat
In songs of praise divine;
For Judah’s star is risen!
Let Zion’s host proclaim;
All hail the Son of David,
O magnify His name!