Hail, O Star that pointest

Hail, O star that pointest

Translator: Athelstan Riley
Tune: AVE MARIS STELLA (11232)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Hail, O star that pointest
Towards the port of heaven,
Thou to whom as maiden
God for Son was given.

2 When the salutation
Gabriel had spoken,
Peace was shed upon us,
Eva’s bonds were broken.

3 Bound by Satan’s fetters,
Health and vision needing,
God will aid and light us
At thy gentle pleading.

4 Jesu’s tender Mother,
Make thy supplication
Unto him who chose thee
At his Incarnation;

5 That, O matchless Maiden,
Passing meek and lowly,
Thy dear Son may make us
Blameless, chaste and holy.

6 So, as now we journey,
Aid our weak endeavour.
Till we gaze on Jesus,
And rejoice for ever.

7 Father, Son and Spirit,
Three in One confessing,
Give we equal glory,
Equal praise and blessing. Amen.

Source: The New English Hymnal #180a

Translator: Athelstan Riley

Riley, John Athelstan Laurie, M.A., s. of John Riley, Mytholmroyd, Yorks, was born in London, Aug. 10, 1858, and educated at Eton and at Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1883). He has been since 1892 a member of the House of Laymen of the Province of Canterbury. He was one of the compilers of The English Hymnal, 1906, and contributed to it seven translations from the Latin (34, 185, 193, 195, 213, 242, 321, with No. 97 previously published), and one from the Greek, beginning, "What sweet of life endureth," from Iiola rod fiiov, p. 899, i., and the following originals:— 1. Come, let us join the Church above. Martyrs. 2. Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people. St. Bartholomew. The initials of the lines form the acrostic S… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, O star that pointest
Title: Hail, O Star that pointest
Translator: Athelstan Riley
Meter: 6.6.6.6
Source: Latin, c. 9th century
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #254
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #190
Small Church Music #5187Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2558TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #180aText
The New English Hymnal #180bTextPage Scan
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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