When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.@Matthew 2:10

Flo­ra Kirk­land, in Up­lift­ed Voic­es, ed­it­ed by Ad­am Gei­bel & R. Frank Leh­man (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gei­bel & Leh­man, 1901), num­ber 171.

Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Adam Geibel (1855–1933)

There’s a wonderful star in the cold winter sky,
And it shines over Bethlehem town.
It was ne’er seen before, until over the door
Of a stable its glory shone down.

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Boys: O, wonderful star, oh wonderful song!
O vision of angels, O vision of angels in light!

Girls: O wonderful King in the cattle shed low!

All: O wonderful night,
O wonderful, wonderful night!

There’s a wonderful vision of angels and light,
And a carol o’er Bethlehem’s hill.
Such a carol as never by mortal was heard,
Till the angel host chanted, Goodwill.

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There’s a wonderful Child in a cattle shed low,
Resting here amid oxen and kine;
And the glory of Heaven shines bright on His brow,
For ’tis Jesus, the Infant divine!

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