With Wondering Awe


31243, Hymns, With Wondering Awe, no. 210

1. With wond'ring awe the wise men saw
The star in heaven springing,
And with delight, in peaceful night,
They heard the angels singing:

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna to his name!

2. By light of star they traveled far
To seek the lowly manger,
A humble bed wherein was laid
The wondrous little Stranger.

3. And still is found, the world around,
The old and hallowed story,
And still is sung in ev'ry tongue
The angels' song of glory:

4. The heav'nly star its rays afar
On ev'ry land is throwing,
And shall not cease till holy peace
In all the earth is growing.

Text and music: Anon., Laudis Corona, Boston, 1885

Matthew 2:1-11

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