The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Stars All Bright are Beaming

Words: Rev. Richard Robert Chope, 1875

Music: Stars All Bright, given attribution by Rev. Chope to Mr. Moon and W. R. Holt
Meter: 65 65 D

1. Stars all bright are beaming
From the skies above,
Nature's face all gleaming,
Shines with heaven's own love.

Refrain
Wake and sing, good Christians,
On this birthday morn,
Heaven and earth are telling
God for man is born.

2. Here for us abiding,
Cradled in a stall,
All his glory hiding,
See the Lord of all. Refrain

3. Born that he might lead us
From this earthly home,1
Guide our way and feed us,
Till the end shall come. Refrain

4. Thousand thousand blessings
Sing we for his love,
Choral hymns addressing
To our Lord above. Refrain

5. Glory in the highest,
For this wondrous birth;
Choir of heaven! thou criest
"Peace to all the earth." Refrain

Notes:

1. Or: From this desert home. Return

Sheet Music from Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, 1894), Carol #4

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Sheet Music by W. R. Holt from Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916), Carol #17
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