1 Star of Bethlehem, thy glory
Long has been the lofty theme
Of sublimest song and story
Of our Lord and king supreme;
Still thy radiance seems to linger
In the eastern evening sky,
And with bright prophetic finger
Points to blissful realms on high.
2 Star of Bethlehem, blest emblem,
Of the Prince of life and light,
Seen of wise men, thou didst guide them
Thro’ the long and cheerless night;
Resting o’er the lowly manger,
Where the Savior’s bed was made,
Shepherd Jew and Gentile stranger,
At His feet their offerings laid.
3 Star of Bethlehem! How glorious!
Herald of the infant King,
Who, o’er sin and death victorious,
Shall His saints to glory bring;
Star of hope for every nation,
Let thy beams each soul inflame;
Light and life, and full salvation,
Dwell within thy sacred name.
Rv Charles Walker Ray DD USA 1832-1917. Born at Otselic, NY, he became a Baptist minister. He was educated at Hamlton College, Clinton, NY. He earned his doctorate from Monongahela College, Jefferson, PA. That school closed in 1894. He pastored at North Stonington, CT, for a number of years. He also served at Plymouth, NY. He married Julia Tracy Sheffield, and they had a son, Arthur. He wrote a number of books and song books: “Grace Vernon Bussell, the heroine of western Australia” (1878); “Spicy breezes” (1883); “The day school crown” (1892); “The revival helper: a collection of songs for Christian work and worship” (1893); “Bright blossoms of song” (1895); “Zion’s delight” (1901); “The song of songs… Go to person page >