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Poem by Eugene Field

Star of the East

Star of the East, that long ago
  Brought wise men on their way
Where, angels singing to and fro,
  The Child of Bethlehem layЧ
Above that Syrian hill afar
Thou shinest out to-night, O Star!

Star of the East, the night were drear
  But for the tender grace
That with thy glory comes to cheer
  Earth's loneliest, darkest place;
For by that charity we see
Where there is hope for all and me.

Star of the East! show us the way
  In wisdom undefiled
To seek that manger out and lay
  Our gifts before the childЧ
To bring our hearts and offer them
Unto our King in Bethlehem!

Eugene Field

Eugene Field's other poems:
  1. Old Spanish Song
  2. In Praise of Contentment
  3. The Singing in God's Acre
  4. The Two Little Skeezucks
  5. Fitte the First

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