Scripture Verse

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. Matthew 2:10

Introduction

portrait
Eliza E. Hewitt
1851–1920

Words: Eli­za E. Hew­itt, 1893.

Music: Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

illustration
The Star of Bethlehem
Gustave Doré
1832–1883

Lyrics

Star of beau­ty, Beth­le­hem’s star,
We fol­low, fol­low on!
Leading pil­grims from afar,
We follow, fol­low on.
While the her­ald an­gels sing,
We may find the Sav­ior King,
Love and praise and glad­ness bring;
We fol­low, fol­low on.

Refrain

Star, star, beau­ti­ful star,
We fol­low, fol­low on;
Star, star, won­der­ful star,
We follow, fol­low on.

Star of beau­ty, star of joy,
We follow, fol­low on;
Shine for ev­ery girl and boy,
We follow, fol­low on.
God’s own Word our light shall be,
Till the heav­en­ly Child we see;
Shine for oth­ers, shine for me;
We fol­low, fol­low on.

Refrain

Star that guides to Je­sus still,
We fol­low, fol­low on;
Marching up to Zi­on’s hill,
We fol­low, fol­low on.
Every Bi­ble word we learn,
Like a star will bright­ly burn,
Till our hearts to Je­sus turn;
We fol­low, fol­low on.

Refrain