Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Mar­ga­ret Ford, in Christ­mas Ca­rols Old and New, by Charles L. Hut­chins (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Par­ish Choir, 1916).

Music: Mac­Ar­thur Park Mrs. H. A. Farns­worth (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ford or Farns­worth (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

The stars are brightly shining,
Above a peaceful plain,
While shepherds watch and listen,
To hear a glad refrain.

Refrain

The angels sing the message,
Good will on earth we bring;
The Prince of Peace we herald now,
Your Savior and your king.

The wise men, too, are watching
The star that shall arise!
In glorious beauty lighting
The midnight darkened skies.

Refrain

Thro’ the whole world the summons
Comes from the sky to earth,
Awake, and give your homage,
Proclaim the Savior’s birth.

Refrain