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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.

Refrain:
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

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