Scripture Verse

The star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the Child was. Matthew 2:9

Introduction

Words: Fan­ny B. Earle, in the Pri­ma­ry Teach­ers’ Man­u­al, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher R. Black­all (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1913), num­ber 27.

Music: Mex­i­ca­li Fan­ny B. Earle, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Earle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré
1832–1883

Lyrics

Wise men in the East, we’re told,
Did a wondrous star behold;
Gem of Heaven’s diadem,
’Twas the Star of Bethlehem.

They beheld it from afar,
Knew it was their guiding star;
To the Christ Child leading them;
Blessèd Star of Bethlehem.

Gifts they brought of wealth untold,
Myrrh and frankincense and gold;
And they knelt their vows to pay,
To the King on this glad day.