Catholic Hymns (1860)/Star of Jacob
26. Star of Jacob.
Star of Jacob, ever beaming
With a radiance all divine,
Mid the stars of highest heaven
Glows no purer ray than !
All in stoles of snowy whiteness,
Unto thee the angels sing;
Unto thee the virgin choirs,—
Mother of th' eternal King!
Joyful in thy path they scatter
Roses white and lilies fair;
Yet with thy celestial beauty
Rose nor lily may compare.
Oh, that this low earth of ours,
Answ'ring to th' angelic strain,
With thy praises might re-echo,
Till the heav'ns replied again.