From the deep star-laden sky

From the deep star-laden sky

Author: Clara Louise Burnham
Tune: [From the deep star-laden sky]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 From the deep star-laden sky
Fell the incense down the air;
Golden censers swinging high
To the sound of music rare.

Glory to God! Glory to God!
Glory to God, and good will to men!

2 Stood the shepherds in the night
Listening spellbound to the song
That with more than earthly might
Rolled the happy vales along. [Refrain]

3 So with peace, good will on earth
Comes the holy Christmas tide,
Blessèd day of Jesus’ birth,
Spread its glories far and wide. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10054

Author: Clara Louise Burnham

Clara Louise Burnham was born in Newton, Massachusetts, on May 26, 1854. She was one of six children of music educator and composer Dr. George F. Root, (Sheffield Berkshire County, Massachusetts) and his wife, Mary Woodman (Boston, Massachusetts). Clara, a Christian Scientist, lived her life between Chicago and the family’s summer home in Bailey’s Island, Maine. While on the island, Clara was active in the community and supportive of the activities of the local library. It was while at the home in Casco Bay that Clara died in her sleep on June 20, 1927. Clara wrote 26 novels between the years 1881 and 1925. Clara’s short stories and novels were highly popular, and several of her books were adapted for stage and screen. NN, Hy… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: From the deep star-laden sky
Author: Clara Louise Burnham
Refrain First Line: Glory to God


The Cyber Hymnal #10054
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)