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1 PROM the eastern mountains,

T Pressing on, they come,
Wise men in their wisdom,

To His humble home;
Stirred by deep devotion,

Hasting from afar,
Ever journeying onward,

Guided by a star.
Light of life that shineth

Ere the worlds begun,
Draw Thou near, and lighten

Every heart of man.
2 Thou who in a manger,

Once hast lowly lain,
Who dost now in glory

O'er all kingdoms reign,
Gather in the heathen,

Who in lands afar

Ne'er have seen the brightness

Of Thy guiding star. 3 Gather in the outcasts,

All who've gone astray;
Throw Thy radiance o'er them;

Guide them on their way.
Those who never knew Thee,

Those who've wandered far,
Guide them by the brightness

Of Thy guiding star. 4 Until every nation,

Whether bond or free,
'Neath Thy starlit banner,

Jesus, follows Thee
O’er the distant mountains

To that heavenly home,
Where no sin nor sorrow
Evermore shall come.

Godfrey Thring, 1873

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Did the guiding star behold, As with joy they hailed its light, Leading onward, beaming bright, So, most gracious God, may we Evermore be led to Thee.

3 As they offered gifts most rare

At that manger rude and bare,
So may we with holy joy,
Pure, and free from sin's alloy,
All our costliest treasures bring,
Christ, to Thee, our heavenly King.

2 As with joyful steps they sped

To that lowly manger-bed,
There to bend the knee before
Him whom heaven and earth adore,
So may we with willing feet
Ever seek Thy mercy-seat.

4 Holy Jesus, every day

Keep us in the narrow way;
And, when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
Where they need no star to guide,
Where no clouds Thy glory hide.

William C. Dix, 1866

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1 DRIGHTEST and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid !
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,

Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid !
2 Cold on His cradle the dewdrops are shining;

Low lies His head with the beasts of the stall;
Angels adore Him in slumber reclining,

Maker and Monarch and Saviour of all.
3 Say, shall we yield Him, in costly devotion,

Odors of Edom and offerings divine,
Gem of the mountain and pearls of the ocean,

Myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?
4 Vainly we offer each ample oblation,

Vainly with gifts would His favor secure;
Richer by far is the heart's adoration,

Dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.
5 Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid !
Star of the east, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid !

Reginald Heber, 1811

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Timothy R. Matthews, 1876

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In the deserts of Galilee:

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
There is room in my heart for Thee.

1 THOU didst leave Thy throne,

And Thy kingly crown When Thou camest to earth for me,

But in Bethlehem's home

Was there found no room For Thy holy nativity:

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, There is room in my heart for Thee. 2 Heaven's arches rang

When the angels sang, Proclaiming Thy royal degree;

But of lowly birth

Cam'st Thou, Lord, on earth, And in great humility:

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus, There is room in my heart for Thee.

4 Thou camest, O Lord,

With the living word
That would set Thy children free;

But with mocking scorn,

And with crown of thorn,
They bore Thee to Calvary:

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus,
Thy cross is my only plea.

3 The foxes found rest,

And the bird its nest,
In the shade of the cedar tree;

But Thy couch was the sod,

5 When heaven's arches shall ring,

And her choir shall sing,
At thy coming to victory,

Let Thy voice call me home,

Saying, "Yet there is room,
There is room at My side for thee."

And my heart shall rejoice, Lord Jesus,
When Thou comest and callest for me.

Emily E. S. Elliott, 1864

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