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Star of beauty, Bethlehem's star

Star of beauty, Bethlehem's star

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Star of beauty, Bethlehem's star]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Star of beauty, Bethlehem’s star,
We follow, follow on!
Leading pilgrims from afar,
We follow, follow on.
While the herald angels sing,
We may find the Savior King,
Love and praise and gladness bring;
We follow, follow on.

Star, star, beautiful star,
We follow, follow on;
Star, star, wonderful star,
We follow, follow on.

2. Star of beauty, star of joy,
We follow, follow on;
Shine for every girl and boy,
We follow, follow on.
God’s own Word our light shall be,
Till the heavenly Child we see;
Shine for others, shine for me;
We follow, follow on. [Refrain]

3. Star that guides to Jesus still,
We follow, follow on;
Marching up to Zion’s hill,
We follow, follow on.
Every Bible word we learn,
Like a star will brightly burn,
Till our hearts to Jesus turn;
We follow, follow on. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6318

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Star of beauty, Bethlehem's star
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Star, star, beautiful star



The Cyber Hymnal #6318
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