Scripture Verse

The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. Matthew 2:9


Words & Mu­sic: Frank­lin E. Bel­den, in Pear­ly Por­tals, ed­it­ed by David S. Hakes (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: G. D. Rus­sell, 1882), num­ber 141 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Franklin E. Belden (1858–1945)
Courtesy of Ellen G. White Estate


Star of beau­ty, star of splen­dor,
Herald of the glo­ri­ous morn,
When our Sav­ior and de­fend­er
In the man­ger low was born!
Crowned with light, and robed with glo­ry
Came the lit­tle Prince di­vine;
While the an­gels chant the sto­ry,
Hail to Him of roy­al line!


Star of beau­ty, star of splen­dor!
Blessèd light of hope be­low!
Herald of the world’s de­fend­er!
Guiding star of long ago!

Star of beau­ty, bright­ly beam­ing,
Lead our way­ward steps aright!
Let thy rays of glo­ry stream­ing
Guide us thro’ the dark­est night!
Banish doubt and ban­ish sadness,
Rise in ev­ery heart and shine!
Star of hope and star of glad­ness,
Fill our souls with light di­vine!


Star of beau­ty, shine for­ev­er!
Beam up­on us from above;
Blessèd star, for­sake me ne­ver!
Pierce the gloom with ray of love.
End the reign of sin and sor­row,
Bid the clouds of dark­ness flee!
Usher in the gold­en mor­row
Of a glad eter­ni­ty.