The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Lovely Is The Dark Blue Sky

Words: "Dejlig Er Den Himmel Blaa," Nicolai F. S. Grundtvig (1783-1872)
Translator Unknown
Other translations include:
Bright and Glorious Is The Sky
Lovely Is The Midnight Sky (Translator: S. A. J. Bradley, 1997)
See The Radiant Sky Above (Translator and Date Unknown)

Music: "Celestia," Traditional Danish, circa 1830;
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
Meter 778877
Other melodies by
C. E. F. Weyse,
Thomas Linneman Laub (1852-1927)
1917
(MIDI and Noteworthy Composer by Jørgen Ebert)

Jacob Gerhard Meidell (1778-1857), 1846

1. Lovely is the dark blue sky,
Beautiful to ev'ry eye,
Where the golden stars are blinking,
See them smiling, see them winking
Beck'ning us to Heav'n on high,
Beck'ning us to Heav'n on high.

2. On the earliest Christmas night,
All the stars were shining bright,
When, among them, burst in brilliance
One lone star whose streaming radiance
Far surpassed the sun's own light,
Far surpassed the sun's own light.

3. Wise men from the East afar,
Led to Jesus by the star,
There adoring Heav'n's elected,
Found within his eyes reflected
God's great Light, and Love, and Pow'r.
God's great Light, and Love, and Pow'r

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