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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Julia H. Johnston
1849–1919

Words: Ju­lia H. Johns­ton, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, ed­it­ed by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 127.

Music: B. T Wor­den (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Wor­den’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of John­ston,

Lyrics

Long ago, in Beth­le­hem’s man­ger,
Christ was born, the Sav­ior King;
Angel voic­es shout the wel­come,
Hark, the glad ho­san­nas ring.
In the East, a star ap­pear­ing,
Herald of His won­drous birth,
Shed its beams of light and glo­ry,
O’er the sin­ning, sor­row­ing earth;
Shed its beams of light and glo­ry,
O’er the sin­ning, sor­row­ing earth.

By its clear and ra­di­ant shin­ing,
Wise men from the East were led;
Where is He, the Heav’n born Rul­er?
We have seen His star,
they said.
Herod’s heart was deep­ly trou­bled,
But the wise men from afar,
Found the lowly Beth­le­hem cra­dle,
Guided by the won­drous star;
Found the lowly Beth­le­hem cradle,
Guided by the won­drous star.

With no shin­ing star to guide me,
I can find my Sav­ior King;
He is near, and He is wait­ing,
Willing gifts a child may bring.
Lord of life and King of glo­ry,
Christ a lit­tle child was born;
Tell again the Christ­mas sto­ry,
Bring Him gifts on Christ­mas morn;
Tell again the Christ­mas sto­ry,
Bring Him gifts on Christ­mas morn.