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

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Lewis E. Jones
1865–1936

Words & Music: Lew­is E. Jones, 1898 (🔊 pdf nwc). Ap­peared in the Gos­pel Her­ald in Song, by Will­iam S. Nic­kle, George F. Me­yer & Ow­en F. Pugh (Chicago, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1899), num­ber 197.

Lyrics

Beautiful star of olden time,
Blessèd your mission in the earth,
Shedding your rays afar and wide,
Telling of the Messiah’s birth.

Refrain

Beautiful star of Bethlehem,
Shining o’er the plains by night;
Leading the way from lands afar,
Unto Christ, the blessèd light.

Beautiful star of olden time,
Carry the news of peace, good will,
Promises written in the word,
Jesus is coming to fulfill.

Refrain

Beautiful star of olden time,
O may your light beam out again,
Unto the utmost parts of earth,
Speaking the love of Christ to men.

Refrain