Scripture Verse

The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. Matthew 2:9


Words: Ad­am Gei­bel, in Light in the Val­ley, ed­it­ed by George C. Hugg (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1898), page 208.

Music: Mo­cha Ad­am Gei­bel, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


O love­ly star, in heav’n so bright,
That guides the shep­herds thro’ the night
To where the bless­èd Sav­ior lay,
In Bethl’hem’s man­ger far away.


O star di­vine, shed on us here,
Thy beams of love and Christ­mas cheer,
And an­gels sing the song again
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

O love­ly star, di­rect our feet,
That we may haste our Lord to greet;
And ga­ther ’round, like Ma­gi old,
Or shep­herds, hasten­ing from the fold.


O Star di­vine, il­lume our way,
That we may gain eter­nal day,
And live while end­less ages roll,
Safe shel­tered in Thy heav’n­ly fold.