Scripture Verse

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


Horatius Bonar

Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar, Hymns of the Na­ti­vi­ty, and Oth­er Piec­es (Lon­don: James Nis­bet, 1879), pag­es 13–14, alt. Or­ig­in­al first line: From the far East we come.

Music: Be­a­loth Lowe­ll Ma­son, Sac­red Harp 1843 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré


Far from the east we come;
In these soft heav’ns above
We mark the messenger of God,
The ensign of His love.
No thunder spoke; we heard
No voice from plain or height;
He kindled in these tranquil skies
A gem of silent light.

Men of the morning-land
Are we; and to the west
We turn, that we may follow where
Our signal star shall rest.
Children of sunrise, we
A brighter sunrise hail,
Before the splendor of whose rays
This sun of ours grows pale.

We come to seek the King;
For we have seen His star
Moving before us in that blue,
And beckoning us afar.
A gleam of glory bright,
An angel sent from God,
It led us out, it led us on,
Along the shining road.

Show us the God we seek,
Show us the newborn King,
That, kneeling at His cradle, we
To Him these gifts may bring.
Him King of Heav’n we call,
Him King of earth we own;
And hail the day when He shall wear
Of Heav’n and earth the crown.