Scripture Verse

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


Words: Asa Hull, 1885.

Music: Won­der­ful Star Asa Hull (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Asa Hull (1828–1907)


Let down from Heav’n above through gates ajar,
Fresh from the throne of God, O won­drous Star!
Shedding re­ful­gent light o’er Beth­le­hem,
Piercing the Ori­ent, a sign to them!


Star, bright and beau­ti­ful, won­der­ful Star!
Leading the wise men from their homes afar!
Let down from Heav’n above through gates ajar,
Beautiful, beau­ti­ful, won­der­ful Star!

Cherubs and se­raphs sang pae­ans that night,
As through Ju­dea flashed thy won­drous light;
King of the star­ry host in mid­night skies,
Herald so won­der­ful, thy news we prize.


Myriad the stars that shine, twink­ling on high,
Royally out from them, thee we des­cry!
Guiding the Ma­gi band, thy flash­ing beams
Rest where the ho­ly Child in slum­ber dreams.