Her Star is Risen

Zion hears her night watch singing
Her star is risen
And in her heart new joy is springing
Her star is risen
She wakes, she rises from her gloom
Her star is risen
For her Lord comes down all glorious
Her star is risen
The strong in grace in truth victorious
Her star is risen
Her star is risen her light is come

Philipp Nicolai 1599

Nicolai, a German pastor, wrote some beautiful hymns and carols of Christmas. As the Advent season arrives, Renaissance era hymns remain one of my favorite music genres.

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