Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.@Matthew 2:2

Anon­y­mous, in A Se­lec­tion of Ca­rols, Piec­es and An­thems (Lon­don: W. Kent, un­dat­ed, cir­ca 1860), pag­es 17–18.

Si­las J. Vail, in The Gos­pel Sing­er, ed­it­ed by Phi­lip Phil­lips (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Lee & Walk­er, 1874), num­ber 77 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Blessèd, bright and shining star,
Guiding wise men from afar;
Bringing joyful news to earth,
Tidings of a Savior’s birth.

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Thrice welcome Jesus!
Blessèd, blessèd Jesus!
Thrice welcome Jesus!
The newborn Savior King!

Jesus, may we come to Thee,
Lowly bending on the knee;
Costly gifts we cannot bring,
But we hail Thee, Savior King!

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Sing, ye angel choirs above;
Sing the wonders of His love;
He who left His throne on high
For a sinful world to die.

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Jesus, Savior, Lord of all,
Joyful at Thy feet we fall;
Hear, oh hear us, while we sing
Glory to our Savior King!

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