Advent Hymnals

277. BRIGHTEST AND BEST

Christ in Song,

1.
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us Thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

2.
Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him, in slumber reclining.
Maker, and Monarch, and Saviour of all.

3.
Tho' we should yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odors of Edom and off'rings divine,
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, and gold from the mine,

4.
Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart's adoration,
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

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Title Brightest and Best
Key C Major
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First Line Brightest and best of the sons of the morning
Author Reginald Heber
Year 1908
Composer F. E. Belden
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Tune LELA
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Subjects Special Occasions: Christmas; Special Selections: Duets; Children's Hymns
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