Words: Rev. W. J. Irons, D. D.
Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #134
1. Star of Heaven,
new glory beaming,
In the firmament above
Sign from God, to man benighted,
Telling of immortal love!
Comest Thou, in Angel brightness,
Issuing from God's Palace gates,
Where the festal throngs are meeting,
Where for man the welcome waits?
2. Star of Heaven, not fixed in splendour
Far above all mortal ken;
But with gentle ray descending
Shining on the paths of men,
Men who yet have Heavenward longings,
And desire their God to know;
Star of Heaven, light now our journey,
Homeward as our footsteps go.
3. In the distance of the ages,
Wise Men saw thy cheering ray,
Pointing them to Bethlehem's Infant,
Guiding by a secret way;
midst the tumult of the city,
Thou wast hidden from their sight,
'Parted thence -- "O joy exceeding,"
Once again they see thy light!
4. Star of Heaven, still lead our wanderings,
As we watch the Light from God,
Streaming calmly, beautifully,
All along our lonely road;
Till we see the glory standing
Over the abiding place,
Where the Lord Himself is waiting,
Full of Glory, full of Grace!
Sheet Music from Chope
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