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Bethlehem's beautiful star

List, to the beautiful story of Bethlehem

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [List to the beautiful story]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 List to the beautiful story
Of Bethlehem’s wonderful star,
Shining in radiant glory
Over the heavens afar.

Wonderful star! Glorious star!
Guiding the wise men who came from afar,
Softly thy light shines thro’ the night,
Bethlehem’s beautiful, beautiful star,
Bethlehem’s beautiful, beautiful star.

2 All thro’ their journey so lonely
The pilgrims that came from the East,
Followed this guiding light only,
Till the long wandering ceased. [Refrain]

3 Seeking the Savior so holy,
Who came to be Israel’s king,
Soon to His cradle so lowly,
Gold and frankincense they bring. [Refrain]

4 Jesus, Thou star of the morning,
Tho’ I’m but a child in Thy sight,
Turning from sin at Thy warning,
Gladly I follow Thy light. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11044

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: List, to the beautiful story of Bethlehem
Title: Bethlehem's beautiful star
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Refrain First Line: Wonderful star
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #11044

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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