The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.@Matthew 2:9

Anonymous, in The New Song, by Aaron Coons (New York: S. T. Gordon & Son, 1875), number 9.

Wright City Aaron Coons, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

O lovely star that shone so bright,
While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
To lead the wise men on their way,
Where Christ our Lord and Savior lay.

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Hark! hark! the chorus sounding still,
From snowy vale and distant hill;
The angel breathes to earth again,
Peace! peace on earth, good will to men.

O star that shone in brightness there,
Above the Babe, so sweet and fair,
Again you beam above the earth,
And tell the Savior’s endless worth.

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O lovely star! each cloud of gloom
Thy beaming rays of joy illume!
And all our sorrow dies away,
When thou has brought Messiah’s day.

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Hosanna! to the Lord our king!
In cheerful voices we will sing,
Good angels answer us again:
Peace! peace on earth, good will to men.

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