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
Words & Music: E. K. Faust, in Telling Jesus (Hudson, North Carolina: Teachers’ Music Publishing, 1922), number 93 (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know Faust’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
In the east a wondrous star appeared
Long years ago;
And with hope the waiting wise men cheered,
They their promised king should know!
A brighter than Bethlehem’s great star have we
Along our way;
Christ, the Morning Star, our guide will be
To endless day!
How the wise rejoiced to see the star
Above the stall;
And they, with their treasures from afar,
Worshipped Christ, the Lord of all!
Star divine! It hailed the newborn Christ,
Our Savior, King!
On the cross His blood for all sufficed,
Evermore His praises sing!