Every star shall sing a carol

Every star shall sing a carol

Author: Sydney Carter
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: Sydney Carter

Sydney Bertram Carter (6 May 1915 – 13 March 2004) was an English poet, songwriter, folk musician, born in Camden Town, London. He is best known for the song "Lord of the Dance" (1967), set to the tune of the American Shaker song "Simple Gifts", and the song "The Crow on the Cradle", adapted from an old folk song. Other notable songs include "Julian of Norwich" (sometimes called "The Bells of Norwich"), based on words of Julian of Norwich, "One More Step Along the World I Go", "When I Needed a Neighbour", "Friday Morning", "Every Star Shall Sing a Carol", "The Youth of the Heart" and "Down Below". Carter studied at Montem Street Primary School in Finsbury Park, Christ's Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex and Balliol College, Oxfor… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Every star shall sing a carol
Author: Sydney Carter
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: God above, man below
Copyright: © 1961 Stainer & Bell, Ltd.



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Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #354
New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #603
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #24
Sing and Rejoice!: new hymns for congregations #19
Include 5 pre-1979 instances