Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words & Mu­sic: W. R. Cham­bers, in The Best Gos­pel Songs and Their Com­pos­ers (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1904, num­ber 210) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Cham­bers’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you send us an e-mail?

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The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

Lyrics

Have you seen the Star that shines
To guide the traveler on,
As he journeys, homesick
With his heavy load of care?
It will guide him safely
Over to that happy home,
Where the saints of all ages
Are sweetly resting there.

Refrain

O this bright Star
Forever shall shine,
Though for a while
Earth’s storms may assail;
Heaven’s sweet home
At last shall be thine;
Judah’s bright Star
O’er all shall prevail.

O the wise men from afar
Did come to see the sight,
And the shepherds sang for joy
That bright and happy morn;
Yes, the wise men did rejoice
That calm and peaceful night,
When they knew that the promised
Messiah had been born.

Refrain

Brother, don’t fold up your hands
And stand in darkness here,
When you have a guide
That will not let you go astray;
Jesus is the Star
To lead you to a home so dear;
He will guide, safely guide
To the land of endless day.

Refrain