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There Shall a Star from Jacob Come (Mendelssohn’s Christus Oratorio)
Words: Original German text compiled by Christian Charles Josias von Bunsen
Music: There Shall a Star from Jacob Come | Félix Mendelssohn
There shall a Star from Jacob come forth,
And a Sceptre from Israel rise up,
And dash in pieces princes and nations.

As bright the star of morning gleams, 
So Jesus sheddeth glorious beams 
Of light and consolation! 
Thy Word, O LORD, radiance darting, 
Truth imparting, gives salvation; 
Thine be praise and adoration!