1 Star, that rose on Bethlehem Judah,
What has dimmed thy light today?
Has the peace that it proclaimed there
Vanished from the earth away?
2 On this night what answering voices
Come to listening Palestine?
From the peace she gave the nations,
Comes there no response sublime.
3 Not with gladness but with sorrow
Many thoughts come winged tonight;
Though a Festival we honor,
Though the lamps are burning bright.
4 But we hope, and still will labor
Waiting, Lord, thy promised time,
When, strife ceasing, all the nations
Shall, through Christ, be wholly Thine.
5 Star of Bethlehem! Guide of Wise Men!
Gild our darkness into day!
And, thy beams undimmed, O lead us,
That we too may find the Way.
Sing to the Lord: A Paul Manz Hymnary, 2009