709. Sons of Men, Behold from Far

1 Sons of men, behold from far,
Hail the long-expected Star;
Jacob’s Star that gilds the night,
Guides bewildered nature right.

2 Mild it shines on all beneath,
Piercing through the shades of death;
Scatt’ring error’s wide-spread night,
Kindling darkness into light.

3 Nations all, remote and near,
Haste to see your God appear:
Haste, for Him your hearts prepare,
Meet Him manifested there.

4 There behold the Dayspring rise,
Pouring light upon your eyes;
See it chase the shades away,
Shining to the perfect day.

5 Sing, ye morning stars, again,
God descends on earth to reign,
Deigns for man His life t’employ;
Shout, ye sons of God, for joy!

Text Information
First Line: Sons of men, behold from far
Title: Sons of Men, Behold from Far
Author: Charles Wesley (1739)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Composer: Thibaut (1254)

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