Scripture Verse

Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him. Matthew 2:1–2


J. Lincoln Hall

Words: De­Witt C. Hunt­ing­ton, in The Voice of Praise, ed­it­ed by Lin­coln Hall et al. (New York & Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1904), num­ber 212.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

DeWitt C. Huntington


Once some wise men saw a star,
As they journeyed from afar
Over desert waste and valleys fair;
Many weary leagues went they
Till they came where Jesus lay,
And they bent the knee of
Adoration there.


O the star, O the star,
O the star of Bethlehem!
And it shines for us today,
And will shine for us alway!
O the star, the blessèd star
Of Bethlehem!

From celestial realms of light,
Thro’ the arches of the night,
While the skies with songs of seraphs ring,
Shone that glorious, starry gem
O’er the town of Bethlehem,
Where the trav’lers worshipped Christ,
The newborn King.


’Twas that star, whose splendors bright
Filled the world with flaming light
As it shone throughout the starry dome,
That proclaimed to all the earth
Tidings of Messiah’s birth,
As it told that Christ,
The Prince of Peace, was come.


Ever shine, O starry gem,
O’er the town of Bethlehem,
Till the earth shall worship Christ the King!
Till thy rays we all may see
Shining over land and sea,
And each nation unto Him
Shall tribute bring!