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Hymn score of: From the far East we come - The signal star (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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From the far East we come - The signal star
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

The signal star.

1. From the far East we come;
  in these soft heavens above
we mark the messenger of God,
  the ensign of his love.
No thunder spoke; we heard
  no voice from plain or height;
he kindled in these tranquil skies
  a gem of silent light. (PDF - Midi)

2. Men of the morning-land
  are we; and to the West
we turn, that we may follow where
  our signal star shall rest.
Children of sunrise, we
  a brighter sunrise hail,
before the splendour of whose rays
  this sun of ours grows pale.

3. We come to seek the King;
  for we have seen his star
moving before us in that blue,
  and beckoning us afar.
A gleam of glory bright,
  an angel sent from God,
it led us out, it led us on,
  along the shining road.

4. Show us the King we seek,
  show us the new-born King,
that, kneeling at his cradle, we
  to him these gifts may bring.
Him King of heaven we call,
  him King of earth we own;
and hail the day when he shall wear
  of heaven and earth the crown.

Horatius Bonar, Hymns of the Nativity, 1879, 13-14.

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