The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Beautiful, Beautiful Star

We have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:2

Words: Eliza E. Hewitt, Heart Songs for Sunday Schools (Fillmore Bros. Publishers, 1893)

Music: Frederick A. Fillmore

1. The wise men of old saw a beautiful star,
Led on by its glory they traveled afar;
O’er mountain and valley ’til wanderings past,
Their gifts at the feet of the Savior they cast.

Beautiful beautiful star of the east
Beautiful beautiful star of the east
Scatter the shadows of sin far away,
Lead us to Jesus, the Star of the day.

 2. The star of the east was the herald of day,
The light everlasting that fades not away;
Its beams rising higher, O hasten and see,
The Light of the world shines for you and for me. Refrain

 3. The star of His Word guards His people today,
To sweet joy in Jesus ’tis leading the way.
Then still let us follow and lovingly bring
Our hearts and our off’rings to Jesus our King. Refrain

 4. To those who in darkness are straying afar,
We’ll show the pure rays of the beautiful star.
We’ll tell them of Jesus, that at His dear feet,
The saved of all nations shall joyfully meet. Refrain

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