MORNING STAR (Harding)

Composer: James P. Harding

Born: May 19, 1850, Clerkenwell, London, England. Died: February 21, 1911, London, England. James Proctor Harding, whose names is sometimes given as John, and whose birth date is uncertain, appearing as 1850, 1859, and 1861, was for 35 years the organist and choirmaster of St. Andrew's Church, Islington, London. He also worked for many years in the English civil service. His musical compositions include anthems, part-songs, etc., many of which were written for the children's festivals of the Gifford Hall Mission in Islington. --The Hymnal 1940 Companion  Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: James P. Harding (1892)
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Incipit: 32176 55171 32543

Texts

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning

Brightest and best of the stars of the morning,
Dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
Star of the East, the horizon adorning,
Guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

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Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #851
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #630
Text: Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2765
Text: Into the Dim Earth's Lowest Parts Descending
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #37
Text: God in His Love for Us
  • Full Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (XML)
Worship and Rejoice #235
Text: Brightest and Best of the Stars

Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #219TextPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #58
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #851ScoreAudio
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #92TextPage Scan
Christmas Favorites #39
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #169TextPage Scan
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #303TextPage Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #117Text
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #272
Lutheran Service Book #400Text
Lutheran Worship #86TextPage Scan
Moravian Book of Worship #317TextPage Scan
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #67TextPage Scan
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #40
Rejoice in the Lord #230TextPage Scan
Singing the Faith #226
Singing the New Testament #200
Small Church Music #864Audio
The Christian Life Hymnal #142
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #712
The Cyber Hymnal #630TextScoreAudio
The Cyber Hymnal #2765TextScoreAudio
The New Century Hymnal #157TextPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #182TextFlexScorePage Scan
The Worshiping Church #385
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #206TextPage Scan
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #141aTextAudio
Worship and Rejoice #37TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Worship and Rejoice #235TextScoreAudioPage Scan
Include 37 pre-1979 instances



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