Scripture Verse

Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him. Matthew 2:1–2

Introduction

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Harriet Auber
(1773–1862)

Words: Har­ri­et Au­ber, Spir­it of the Psalms 1829.

Music: St. Eth­el­dre­da Tho­mas Tur­ton, 1860 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Thomas Turton
(1780–1864)

Lyrics

Bright was the guiding star that led,
With mild, benignant ray,
The Gentiles to the lowly shed,
Where the Redeemer lay.

But lo! a brighter, clearer, light
Now points to His abode;
It shines, through sin and sorrow’s night,
To guide us to our God.

Oh! haste to follow where it leads;
The gracious call obey;
Be rugged wilds, or flowery meads,
To Him thy destined way.

Take thou that way as best for thee,
While grace on earth is given;
And thou shalt soon thy Savior see,
Adore and serve in Heaven.