Scripture Verse

If…thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find Him, if thou seek Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29

Introduction

illustration
The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré (1832–1883)

Words: Tho­mas Da­vis, Hymns Old and New (Lon­don: Long­man, Green, Long­man, Ro­berts & Green, 1864), num­ber 53.

Music: Mait­land George N. All­en, in The Ob­er­lin So­cial and Sab­bath Hymn Book, 1844 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Da­vis (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
George N. Allen
(1812–1877)

Lyrics

Sweet is the light, whate’er it be,
That leads us to the Lord;
And sure are they, who seek His face,
To find their great reward.

A star once led a chosen few
To gaze with raptured heart
Upon the infant Savior’s form,
And costliest gifts impart.

More blest are we, although not led
To Him we worship thus:
The star is gone; the risen Sun
Reveals Himself to us.

O may His beams yet dearer grow,
Till ours be that bright crown
Received where He for ever shines,
A Sun that goes not down!