Scripture Verse

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


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).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Schill­ing (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Rossiter W. Raymond (1840–1918)


Adoration of the Magi
Bartolomé Murillo (1617–1682)

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.


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!


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.