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Brightest And Best lyrics:

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 dewdrops are shining
Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining
Maker and Monarch and Savior of all.

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

About this song:

"Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning" is a traditional Christmas song written by Reginald Heber in 1811. The music was composed by James Harding.

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