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" 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. "
Apis matina: Verses translated and original - Page 168
by Edward Mallet Young - 1900 - 207 pages
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Book of Crowns and Cottages

Robert Peter Tristram Coffin - England - 1925 - 186 pages
...named for him who put mankind's yearning for beauty which is the simplest into the Christmas song, "Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining, Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall." Perhaps he, too, the "Britter," had some memory in his mind that forlorn night of a time when he had...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 2

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...honest doubt, Believe me, than in half the creeds. In Memoriam. TENNYSON. JESUS CHRIST. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning ! Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid. Epiphany BISHOP HRBRK. Some say, that ever 'gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's...
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Selections from Six Great Religions: Confucian, Hebrew, Christian, Buddhist ...

Religions - 1910 - 1021 pages
...secure; Richer by far is the heart's adoration, Dearer to Gfld are the prayers of the poor. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness,...adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid! SUN OF MY SOUL, THOU SAVIOUR DEAR JOHN KEBLE [1792-1866] SUN of my soul, Thou Saviour dear, It is not...
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Journey Into Christmas and Other Stories

Bess Streeter Aldrich - Fiction - 1985 - 265 pages
...hoarse, entirely aged—but energetic. "Brightest and best of the sons of the morning! Shine on the darkness and lend us Thine aid: Star of the East, the horizon adorning . . ." Surprisingly, old Mrs. Parker felt a lessening of bitterness, a lifting of shadows. Nothing...
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Singing Family of the Cumberlands

Jean Ritchie - Music - 1988 - 258 pages
...worship the Babe in the manger, Lo, for a guard the bright angels attend. Brightest and best of the suns of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine...adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. Not too slowly Hail the blest morn when the great Med - ! - a - tor Shep-herds go wor - ship the Babe...
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The New English Hymnal

Canterbury Press - Religion - 1989 - 544 pages
...oblation, Vainly with gifts would his favour secure; Richer by far is the heart's adoration, Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness...adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid. Reginald Heber 1783-1 826 50 Suitable for use in Procession From the eastern mountains Pressing on...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 111

English literature - 1862
...of poetry. Bishop Hefoer frequently fell into this snare, as in his ' Brightest and best of the SOBS of the morning, Dawn on our darkness and lend us thine...East the horizon adorning, Guide where our Infant Kedeemor is laid,9 How surprising it is that Pope's celebrated apostrophe to his soul — ' Vital spark...
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The Old Boy: A Play in Two Acts

Albert Ramsdell Gurney - Drama - 1992 - 75 pages
...lighting and music. THE OLD BOY ACT ONE In darkness: the sound of a boy 's choir singing: "Brightest and best of the sons of the morning, Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid ..."* The hymn fades into the sound of church bells chiming the hour — four pm — as Dexter...
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Majesty and Meekness: A Comparative Study of Contrast and Harmony in the ...

John Braisted Carman - Religion - 1994 - 453 pages
...sentiment is the second verse of Bishop Heber's hymn "Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning": Cold on His cradle the dew-drops are shining; Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall; 37. Hymn 44, p. 59. 39. Hymn 56, verses 4-5, pp. 80-81. Angels adore Him in slumber reclining, Maker...
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Common Hymnsense

Madeleine Forell Marshall - Music - 1995 - 204 pages
...Richer by far is the heart's adoration; Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor. 5. Brightest and best of the sons of the morning! Dawn on our darkness...adorning, Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid! All of us begin the first line by addressing the star which will guide us to Bethlehem. But who were...
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