The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Thou Who By A Star Didst Guide

Words: John Mason Neale (1818-1866), 1843

Music: "Crediton," Thomas Clark (1775-1859)
"St. Leonard," Henry Hiles (1826-1904)
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer

1. O thou, who by a star didst guide
The wise men on their way,
Until it came and stood beside
The place where Jesus lay;

2. Although by stars thou dost not lead
Thy servants now below,
Thy Holy Spirit, when they need
Will show them how to go.

3. As yet we know thee but in part,
But still we trust thy word
That blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see the Lord.

4. O Saviour, give us then thy grace
To make us pure in heart,
That we may see thee, face to face,
Hereafter as thou art. Amen.

Sheet Music "St. Leonard," Henry Hiles, 1867, from The Parish School Hymnal. Philadelphia: Board of Publication of the United Lutheran Church in America, 1926, #49

"St. Leonard" by Henry Hiles

Sheet Music "London New" (Scotch Psalter) from Mary Palmer and John Farmer, eds., Church Sunday School Hymn-Book (London: Church of England Sunday-School Institute, 1892), #54.

"London New" (Scotch Psalter)

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