The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.@Matthew 2:9
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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

Julia H. Johnston, in Song and Study for God’s Little Ones, edited by Bertha F. Vella (Boston, Massachusetts: Robert R. McCabe, 1894), page 88.

Daniel B. Towner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

List to the beautiful story
Of Bethlehem’s wonderful star,
Shining in radiant glory
Over the heavens afar.

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Wonderful star! Glorious star!
Guiding the wise men who came from afar,
Softly thy light shines thro’ the night,
Bethlehem’s beautiful, beautiful star,
Bethlehem’s beautiful, beautiful star.

All thro’ their journey so lonely
The pilgrims that came from the East,
Followed this guiding light only,
Till the long wandering ceased.

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Seeking the Savior so holy,
Who came to be Israel’s king,
Soon to His cradle so lowly,
Gold and frankincense they bring.

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Jesus, Thou star of the morning,
Tho’ I’m but a child in Thy sight,
Turning from sin at Thy warning,
Gladly I follow Thy light.

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