Scripture Verse

The glory of the Lord shone round about them. Luke 2:9


J. Lincoln Hall (1866–1930)

Words: Ir­vin H. Mack, The Voice of Praise (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 210.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Mack (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Hall,


Bethlehem star, beau­ti­ful star,
Shining with guiding ray,
Shedding a light, heavenly light,
Pointing to Christ the way;
Angels so bright, winging their flight
Over the silent hill,
Carol a song into the morn,
Peace unto earth, good will.


Glowing, glowing,
Star of radiant beauty,
Streaming, beaming,
O’er the newborn King;
Angels sang by night,
Tidings of peace,
Telling unto earth;
Joyful the news they bring.

Over the earth, slumbering deep,
Angels are hov’ring near,
Telling of Him coming to reign,
Blessèd are they who hear.
Nations, arise! Honor your king!
Share in the joys today!
Jesus the mild, comes as a child,
Showing the heav’nly way.


Arches of Heav’n, streaming with light,
Honor the King who came;
Glories on high, filling the sky,
Praise the Re­deem­er’s name.
Wonderful love, wonderful love,
Sent from the throne on high,
Gave to the earth peace and good will,
Bringing sal­va­tion nigh.