1 Lo, in the east appears a star,
In eastern skies unseen before;
And ancient sages from afar
Hasten the mystery to explore.
2 These ancient sages, led from far,
Began their doubtful, anxious way;
Nor rested till the wandering star
Stood o’er the place where Jesus lay.
3 They came, they saw, and they adored;
Each costly treasure they unfold,
And offer to their infant Lord,
Their myrrh, their frankincense and gold.
4 That star to us its light imparts:
May we its guiding rays pursue,
And with the homage of our hearts
To Jesus come, and worship too.
5 May we through life its guidance trace,
And mark its path o’er earthly things,
Until it leads us to the place,
Where Jesus reigns the King of kings.
6 Light of the world, O Savior, rise;
Nor cease to shed Thy cheering ray,
Till o’er the lands beneath the skies
Thy glory shines in perfect day.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9617
|First Line:||Lo, in the east appears a star|
|Title:||Lo, In The East Appears A Star|
|Source:||A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for Public and Private Use, Adapted to the Festivals of the church of England,/cite> 8th ed., 1819|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: LUTON by George Burder, 1774|