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Star of Bethlehem

Once some wise men saw a star

Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington
Tune: [Once some wise men saw a star]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once some wise men saw a star,
As they journeyed from afar
Over desert wastes and valleys fair;
Many weary leagues went they
Till they came where Jesus lay,
And they bent the knee of adoration there.

Chorus:
O the star, O the star,
O the star of Bethlehem!
And it shines for us today,
And will shine for us alway!
O the star, the blessed star of Bethlehem!

2 From celestial realms of light,
Thro' the arches of the night,
While the skies with songs of seraphs ring,
Shone that glorious, starry gem
O'er the town of Bethlehem,
Where the trav'lers worshipped Christ, the newborn King. [Chorus]

3 'Twas that star, whose splendors bright
Filled the world with flaming light
As it shone throughout the starry dome,
That proclaimed to all the earth
Tidings of Messiah's birth,
As it told that Christ, the Prince of Peace, was come. [Chorus]

4 Ever shine, O starry gem,
O'er the town of Bethlehem
Till the earth shall worship Christ, the King!
Till thy rays we all may see
Shining over land and sea,
And each nation unto him shall tribute bring! [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #212

Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington

Rv DeWitt Clinton Huntington USA 1830-1912. Born at Townsend, VT, one of nine siblings, he attended Syracuse University, NY, and was ordained a Methodist Episcopal minister in 1853. He married Frances Harriett Davis in 1853, and they had three children: Charles, Thomas, and Horace. After her death in 1866, he married Mary Elizabeth Moore in 1868, and they had a daughter, Mary Frances. He pastored in Rochester, NY, (1861-71 & 1876-79), Syracuse, NY, (1873-76), Olean, NY, (1885-89), Bradford, PA, (1882-85 & 1889-91), and Lincoln, NE, (1891-96), where he became a Methodist District Superintendent of relief work. At his pastorate he also personally designed and oversaw construction of a brick sanctuary seating over 1100 people. A depress… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Once some wise men saw a star
Title: Star of Bethlehem
Author: DeWitt Clinton Huntington
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12301
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #12301

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