Scripture Verse

Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20


James Montgomery

Words: James Mont­gom­ery, in The Sun­day School Teach­er’s Ma­ga­zine, and Jour­nal of Ed­u­ca­tion, Vol­ume 1 (Lon­don: Ri­chard Da­vis, Jan­u­ary 1830), page 64: “Shef­field, Dec. 1829. J. Mont­gom­e­ry.”

Music: Al­leyne J. T. Nick­ens, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)


Sleep, weary world, and take thy rest,
Thy countless eyelids close;
Shut all thy cares within thy breast,
For once in peace repose.

Wake, slumbering world, a midnight cry
Comes with almighty breath;
Wake, thy redemption draweth nigh,
Rise from the dust of death.

Yon star, those angels, shepherds, kings,
A birth from Heav’n proclaim;
God’s only Son thy ransom brings,
Emanuel is His name.

Gather thy children from afar,
Of climes and tongues unknown;
Show them the stable and the star,
Christ’s manger and His throne.

There, with the angels, loud and sweet,
All hearts, all voices blend;
There, with the shepherds at His feet,
All knees, all nations bend.

There, with the wise men from the east,
Sinners their offerings bring;
Each at this altar be a priest,
And every priest a king.

For He shall wash them in His blood,
Shall with His robes array,
And make them kings and priests to God,
Lord Jesus, haste the day.