1 What star is this with beams so bright,
More lovely than the noonday light?
’Tis sent to announce a new-born king,
Glad tidings of our God to bring.
2 ’Tis now fulfilled what God decreed,
“From Jacob shall a star proceed”;
And lo! the eastern sages stand,
To read in heav'n the Lord’s command.
3 O Jesus, while the star of grace
Impels us on to seek your face,
Let not our slothful hearts refuse
The guidance of your light to use.
4 To God Creator, heav'nly light,
To Christ, revealed in earthly night,
To God the Spirit blest we raise
An endless song of thankful praise!
|First Line:||What star is this with beams so bright|
|Title:||What Star Is This|
|Latin Title:||quem stella sole pulchrior|
|Translator:||John Chandler, 1806-1876|
|Author:||Charles Coffin, 1676-1759|