Scripture Verse

We have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Matthew 2:2


James A. Blaisdell

Words: James A. Blais­dell, 1900.

Music: Sar­dis ar­ranged from Lud­wig van Beet­hoven (1770–1827), Ro­mance for Vi­o­lin, Opus 40, num­ber 1 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Adoration of the Magi
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640)

This hymn has grown through a con­sid­er­a­ble per­i­od of time, in­spired by the feel­ing that the church days and forms must be in­ter­pret­ed in terms of pre­sent-day life if they are to get hold up­on the men and wo­men of this gen­er­ation.


Christians, lo, the star appeareth;
Lo ’tis yet Messiah’s day;
Still with tribute treasure laden
Come the wise men on their way.

Where a life is spent in service,
Walking where the Master trod,
There is scattered myrrh most fragrant
For the blessèd Christ of God.

Whoso bears his brother’s burden,
Whoso shares another’s woe,
Brings his frankincense to Jesus
With the men of long ago.

When we soothe earth’s weary children
Tending best the least of them,
’Tis the Lord himself we worship,
Bringing gold to Bethlehem.

Christians, lo, the star appeareth
Leading still the ancient way;
Christians, onward with your treasure;
It is still Messiah’s day.