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.
"From Jacob shall a star proceed";
And lo! the Eastern sages stand
To read in heaven the Lord's command.
Within them shines a purer light,
Which leads them on with power benign
To seek the Giver of the sign.
Nor toil nor dangers stop their way
Home, kindred, father land and all
They leave at their Creator's call.
Impels us on to seek Your face,
Let not our slothful hearts refuse
The guidance of Your light to use.
And Holy Spirit, Three in One,
May every tongue and nation raise
An endless song of thankful praise.