1. It was the star that brought them far
through many leagues of doubts.
to leave their homes to leave their kingdoms
to worship a king they sought.
They came bearing gifts,
They came with the joy of the nations!
They came bearing wonder,
They came for the hope of salvation.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, all is calm tonight.
Hallelujah, Hallelu the star reflects his light.
The star reflects His light.
2. It was to Herod that first they went
Inquiring of this King.
But leaving by a diff’rent way
In joy gave hastening.
3. Herod with fear enjoined the priests
Where should the Christ be born.
O little town of Bethlehem
A savior greets the morn.
4. Tribute they gave to a little babe
This manger scene behold.
To Bethlehem a newborn king
Myrrh, frankincense and gold.
5. Oh troubled city of David’s birth
Your infant tears are heard.
The little joy of Israel
will soon return unfurled.
6. Star in the East a heav’nly feast
of life and light and love.
The long awaited, now at hand
God come as humble man.
Words and Music: Bruce Benedict, 2005 © Cardiphonia Music