1 What star is this, with beams so bright,
more lovely than the noonday light?
’Tis sent to announce a newborn king,
glad tidings of our God to bring.
2 ’Tis now fulfilled what God decreed,
“From Jacob shall a star proceed;"
and lo! the eastern sages stand
to read in heaven the Lord’s command.
3 While outward signs the star displays,
an inward light the Lord conveys
and urges them, with tender might,
to seek the giver of the light.
4 O Jesus, while the star of grace
impels us on to seek your face,
let not our slothful hearts refuse
the guidance of your light to use.
Source: Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #152
|First Line:||What star is this, with beams so bright, More lovely than the noon-day light?|
|Latin Title:||Quem stella sole pulchrior|
|Author:||Charles Coffin (1736)|