Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Say shall we yield him in costly devotion,
Odours of Edom, and o erings divine,

Gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?

Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
Vainly with gifts would his favour secure;
Richer by far is the heart’s adoration;
Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,

Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

Hymn 103 from

The Christadelphian Sunday School Hymn Book

Comment

A couple of quotations confirm the important thoughts of the third verse.
* “The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD; but the prayer of the upright is his delight.” Proverbs 15:8

* “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” Deuteronomy 6:4