Brightest and Best of the Stars of the Morning (feat. Paul Banks, Matt McCloskey, Lauren Bruno, and Mary Hardister)

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Words: Reginald Heber
Music: STAR IN THE EAST, Baptist Harmony, #35


Hail the blest morn, see the great mediator
Down from the regions of glory descend.
Shepherds go worship the babe in the manger
Lo for His guard the bright angels attend

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

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.


Shall we then 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?


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.



from Red River Hymnal, released December 21, 2014
Paul Banks, Lauren Bruno, Matt McCloskey, Mary Hardister: Vocals
Joshua Bennetch: Piano
Sarah Corley: Violin
Katie Yu: Cello



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