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
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The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Flora Kirkland, in Uplifted Voices, edited by Adam Geibel & R. Frank Lehman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Adam Geibel Music Company, 1901), number 175.

Mont Blanc Adam Geibel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel (1855-1933)

Over a city shineth at night
Marvelous whiteness, wondrously bright!
Never such starlight glittered before—
See how it hovers over yon door!

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Star of fulfillment! Beautiful star!
Lighting the manger, seen from afar;
Beacon from Heaven, sign of the King,
Light out of darkness, earthward you bring.

Not o’er a palace shineth this light;
Not o’er a temple, fair to the sight.
No, this bright beacon shineth so fair,
Over a stable—low in the air.

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Over a stable? how can it be!
Go with the shepherds; hasten and see!
Enter the stable, bend and adore
Jesus the Infant—King evermore!

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