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Brightest and best of the sons of the




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.


Cold on His cradle the dew-drops 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.


Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom, and offerings divine;
Gems of the mountain, and pearls of ocean,
Myrrh from forest, or gold from the mine?


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


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.

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LYRICS
Meter: 11 10 11 10
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1811
      Bible Refs: Job 38:7; Mt 2;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1854# 108
      1965# 125
      1977# 234
      1962# 91
      1956# 67
      1987# 41
      1986# 140
      1994# 99
      2004# 199
      1919# 101
      1960# 72
      2000# 190
      1920# 70
      1998# 159
      2000# 84
      2000# 65
      1996# 169
      1899# 64
      1890# 107
      1983# 47
      1950# 75
      1922# 643
      1983# 123
      1988# 338
      2000# 85
      1996# 71
      1954# 122
      1986# 176
      1925# 78
      1990# 67
      1999# 346
      1925# 59
      1931# 85
      # 720
      1908# 417
      1938# 356
      2005# 137
      1917# 141
      1906# 41
      1903# 386
      1971# 432
      1916# 95
      1940# 46
      1982# 117
      1986# 49
      1866# 266
      1999# 310
      1961# 167
      MUSIC
      Name: KEEBLE
      Meter: 11 10 11 10
      Writer(s):
      Dates:
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      Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
      # 79D
      ALTERNATIVE TUNES
      Name meter
      11 10 11 10
      11 10 11 10 and refrain
      11 10 11 10
      11 10 11 10 Dactylic
      11 10 11 10
      11 10 11 10
      11 10 11 10 D
      11 10 11 10 Dactylic
      11 10 11 10
      11 10 11 10
      11 10 11 10
      11 10 11 10 Dactylic
      11 10 11 10

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