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FABER'S HYMNS.
The very least of faith's dim rays beamed on them
from afar, And that same hour they rose from off their thrones
to track the Star; They cared not for the cruel scorn of those who called
them mad; Messias' Star was shining, and their royal hearts were
glad.
But a speck was in the midnight sky, uncertain, dim, and far,
And their hearts were pure, and heard a voice pro­claim Messias' Star:
And in its golden twinkling they saw more than common light,
The Mother and the Child they saw in Bethlehem by night!
And what were crowns, and what were thrones, to
such a sight as that ? So straight away they left their tents, and bade not
grace to wait; They hardly stop to slake their thirst at the desert's
limpid springs, Nor note how fair the landscape is, how sweet the
skylark sings!
Whole cities have turned out to meet their royal
cavalcade, Wise colleges and doctors all their wisdom have
displayed;






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