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

Introduction

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Isaac H. Meredith
(1872–1962)

Words: Liz­zie De­Ar­mond, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1, by Is­aac Me­re­dith, Grant C. Tul­lar & Jo­seph W. Ler­man (New York: Tul­lar-Mer­e­dith, 1903), num­ber 267.

Music: Is­aac H. Me­re­dith, in Sun­day School Hymns No. 1, num­ber 132 (🔊 pdf nwc). Theme of cho­rus from [Al­fred R.] Gaul’s Ho­ly Ci­ty.

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Lizzie DeArmond
(1847–1936)

Lyrics

O wondrous star of Bethlehem!
That in the heavens bright
Shone forth to guide the pilgrims’ feet,
Unto the Prince of Light,
Shine on thro’ endless ages,
While ringing thro’ the sky;
His loyal ones still hear the song:
Glory to God on high!

Refrain

Shine on, Bethlehem’s star,
Send thy light afar;
Tell of Jesus’ birth
Till His glory fills the earth.

O blessèd star of Bethlehem!
Still gild with heav’nly ray
The pathway to the Holy One
Who comes to us today.
Gleam thro’ the darksome shadows
That fill the heart with fear,
Till weary souls shall see the light,
Knowing that Christ is near.

Refrain

O wondrous star of Bethlehem!
Shine on; we too would bring
Our lives a willing sacrifice,
With gladness to the King.
With joy we travel onward,
Encircled by the glow—
The glory of the fadeless Star,
Jesus, whose love we know.

Refrain