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New Release! Chant Compendium 8 with beautiful Gregorian chant

What Star Is This

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1. What star is this with beams so bright,
More lovely than the sun's own light?
'Tis sent to announce the newborn King;
Glad tidings of our God to bring.

2. 'Tis now fulfill'd as God decreed:
"From Jacob shall a star proceed,"
And lo! the Eastern sages stand
To read in heav'n the Lord's command.

3. As from this star glow outward rays,
An inward light the Lord conveys,
And urges them with force benign
To seek the giver of the sign.

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