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Enos E. Dowling Hymnal Collection

Hymn: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: 10s and 11s

Tune: Star in the East

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

Page Number: 284, click to see hymnal pages


Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our dark-ness and lend us thine aid;

Star of the east, the ho-ri-zon a-dorning,

Guide where our in-fant Redeem-er is laid.

Cold on his cra-dle the dew-drops are shin-ing;

Low lies his head with the beasts of the stall:

Sa-ges a-dore him in slumbers re-clin-ing:

Maker, and Mon-arch, and Sa-viour of all.

Say, shall they yield him in costly devotion,

Odors of Eden and off'rings divine?

Gems of the mountains, and pearls of the ocean,

Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

Vainly they offer each ample oblation,

Vainly with gifts would his favour secure,

Richer by far is the hearts adoration,

Dearer to God, are the prayers of the poor.