Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Adoration of the Magi
Bartolomé Murillo (1617–1682)

Words: Ros­si­ter W. Ray­mond, in the Book of Praise for the Sun­day School, by George A. Bell & Hu­bert P. Main (New York: Big­low & Main, 1875), page 24.

Music: Fred­er­ick Schill­ing (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Rossiter W. Raymond
(1840–1918)

Lyrics

There’s a beautiful star, a beautiful star,
The weary travelers have followed far,
Shining so brightly all the way,
Till it stood o’er the place where the young Child lay.

Refrain

Star, star, beautiful star!
Pilgrims weary we are;
To Jesus, to Jesus,
We follow thee from afar.

In the land of the East, in the shadows of night,
We saw the glory of thy new light,
Telling us, in our distant home,
The King-Redeemer to earth hath come!

Refrain

We have gold for tribute and gifts for prayer,
Incense of myrrh, and spices rare:
All that we have, we hither bring,
To lay it with joy at the feet of the King.

Refrain