Wednesday, 6 January 2021

The Epiphany

Fairer than the sun at morning
Was the star that told his birth ;
To the lands their God announcing,
Hid beneath a form of earth.

Solemn things of mystic meaning !
Incense doth the God disclose ;
Gold a royal Child proclaimeth ;
Myrrh a future tomb foreshews.

Holy Jesu, in thy brightness
To the Gentile world display'd,
With the Father and the Spirit,
Endless praise to thee be paid.