As Bright The Star of Morning Gleams
Words: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Philipp Nicolai, 1597
Translation by W. Bartholomew, 1852
Music: Wie schön leuchtet der
The melody is said to be from an older tune from Strasbourg, circa 1538.
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Meter: 887 887 48 48
Source: C. M. Cady, ed., The Musical Review and Choral Advocate, New York, Vol. IV, No. 3, March 1853, p. 45. This music was submitted “From Our English Correspondent.”
As bright the star of morning gleams,
so Jesus sheddeth glorious beams
of light and consolation.
Thy Word, O Lord,
Thine be praise and adoration.
This periodical was published monthly by F. J. Huntington, Mason Brothers, and Wm. Hall & Son. Contributing Editors included Lowell Mason, I. B. Woodbury, Thomas Hastings, George F. Root, and William B. Bradbury. The cost was $1.00 per year or 10 cents per issue.
Noted on page 40 of this same issue: The Copartnership existing under the firm of “Mason & Law” was dissolved by mutual consent on Feb. 14, 1853, and on the same day, the firm of “Mason Brothers,” consisting of Lowell Mason, Jr., and Daniel G. Mason, was established.