Scripture Verse

A virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel…God with us. Matthew 1:23

Introduction

Words: Kate Ul­mer, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1 (New York: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1903), num­ber 255.

Music: Jo­seph W. Ler­man (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Softly beaming, brightly gleaming,
See yon lovely star;
Glad good news it brings to men,
For in little Bethlehem,
In a manger lies a stranger,
Christ the Lord and King,
Come to earth salvation
Unto all to bring.

Refrain

Guiding star, O shine
Upon our path today,
As of old, still lead us
With thy beauteous ray;
By thy light reveal to
Us the King of love,
Till at last we sing
His praise above.

Angels singing, earthward winging,
From the realms of light;
Hover over Judah’s plain,
Lifting high a joyous strain,
Wondrous story, peace and glory,
Is their matchless theme,
For the wondrous Infant
Shall from sin redeem.

Refrain

Waiting sages, through the ages,
Of His coming told;
God with us—Emmanuel,
Now with sinful man doth dwell;
High and holy, meek and lowly,
God and man is He,
Born today with power
Divine our souls to free.

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