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Thread #156221   Message #3682143
Posted By: GUEST
03-Dec-14 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Mysterious missing carol book
Subject: RE: Mysterious missing carol book
Is this it ?

Who can name that bright flame which the Wise Men saw that night?
Was it some God-sent glow, or a splendid star we know?
Southward they sallied from Jerusalem:
What was the star stood over Bethlehem?
Star on the hilltop shining like a gem,
Are you the star that led to Bethlehem?
Low and high in the sky many lights amaze the eye:
All the days we must praise Him who made the heavens blaze.
Yet we believe some radiant stranger
Stood in the south above the manger.
Star on the hilltop ...
Let us, then, troubled men, humble men and reverent,
Seek a spark in the dark, and salute the firmament,
For the same light that halted on the hill
Brightens the night of all the nations still.
Star on the hilltop ...
– A. P. Herbert (1890-1971)