Scripture Verse

We have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Matthew 2:2

Introduction

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Jairus M. Stillman
(1834–1917)

Words: Mar­tha P. Smith, in Good Will (En­larged), ed­it­ed by T. Mar­tin Towne & Jai­rus M. Still­man (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Sol­o­mon W. Straub, 1882), num­ber 6.

Music: Mauna Loa Jai­rus M. Still­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

Lyrics

Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over the hills of Palestine;
There the child Jesus slumbereth sweet,
And we would bow at His holy feet.

Refrain

Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over the hills of Palestine;
Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over the hills of Palestine.

Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine,
Shedding thy beauteous rays divine;
Light the dark places held in sin’s thrall,
Bringing thy peace and good-will to all.

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Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Into the hearts that faint and pine;
Show the child Jesus, humble, but king,
Born to compassion and comfort bring.

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Beautiful star of Bethlehem, shine
Over this earthly home of mine,
How the child Jesus dwelling with me,
Keepeth me pure and from sinning free.

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