The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

As Bright The Star of Morning Gleams

For Epiphany

Words: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Philipp Nicolai, 1597

Translation by W. Bartholomew, 1852

Music: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Philip Nicolai, 1599.
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,
     radiance darting,
     truth imparting,
     gives salvation;
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.

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