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

Introduction

Words: Har­ri­et C. Phil­lips, writ­ten for a Sun­day school fes­ti­val in New York Ci­ty. Pub­lished in Hymns for Sun­day Schools, by G. Lane & P. P. Sand­ford (New York: 1842).

Music: Ma­dei­ra D. B. Way, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Way’s full name, or where to get a good pic­ture of him or Phillips, would you ?

Lyrics

We bring no glittering treasures,
No gems from earth’s deep mine;
We come, with simple measures,
To chant Thy love divine.
Children, Thy favors sharing,
Their voice of thanks would raise,
Father, accept our offering,
Our song of grateful praise.

The dearest gift of Heaven,
Love’s written word of truth,
To us is early given,
To guide our steps in youth.
We hear the wondrous story,
The tale of Calvary;
We read of homes in glory,
From sin and sorrow free.

Redeemer, grant Thy blessing,
O, teach us how to pray!
That each, Thy fear possessing,
May tread life’s onward way.
Then, where the pure are dwelling,
We’ll hope to meet again;
And, sweeter numbers swelling,
For ever praise Thy name.