Scripture Verse

Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Matthew 2:2


J. Lincoln Hall

Words: Ir­vin H. Mack, The Ser­vice of Praise (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Hall-Mack, 1900), num­ber 155.

Music: J. Lin­coln Hall (🔊 pdf nwc).

Due to the com­plex­i­ty of the score, this work is prob­ab­ly best suit­ed for a choir.

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



Star of the east now shining
In the azure sky,
Star brightly gleam as by
The prophets long foretold;
Come, shepherds, come and hasten
O’er the eastern plain,
Your incense rare and jewels fair
At the feet of the King unfold.

Yes we gladly come and follow
Where the star is leading,
Long, so long, we’ve watched and waited
For its wondrous gleaming,
Hail the Prince of Peace,
The Savior promised to the sages,
Hail Immanuel Messiah
Born in Bethlehem.


Still the star beams on and beckons
To the wondrous Savior;
Still it leads the way to where
The Prince of Peace is sleeping;
Shine, O wondrous star, throughout
The glorious coming ages,
Till we all with Him shall reign
In peace forevermore.