Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A hymn for the season

By Josiah Holland
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There's a song in the air! There's a star in the sky!
There's a mother's deep prayer and a baby's slow cry!
And the star rains its fire while the beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

There's a tumult of joy over the wonderful birth,
For the Virgin's sweet boy is the Lord of the earth.
Ay! The star rains its fire while the beautiful sing,
For the manger of Bethlehem cradles a King!

In the light of that star lie the ages impearled;
And that song from afar has swept over the world.
Every hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing,
And we greet in His cradle our Savior and King!

3 comments:

Cami said...

I've never heard of this one, I'd love to hear the tune to it..."the beautiful sing"--may this describe the condition of our hearts, He is worthy!

Maxine said...

Really nice words. "For the manger of Bethehem cradles a King!" I hope we never forget that. Thanks for this lovely hymn. Blessings for a wonderful Christmas to you and yours.

I.I. said...

Yeah, you really do wonder what the tune was like, don't you?